Melanie Klein

About Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein is a writer, speaker, and professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Santa Monica College. She is the adviser of the Santa Monica College Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, and founder and co-coordinator of Women, Action + Media! Los Angeles. Melanie attributes feminism and yoga as the two primary influences in her work, and is committed to consciousness-raising, promoting media literacy, healing distorted body images and cultivating healthy body relationships. Founder of the blog FeministFatale, her work may also be found at Adios Barbie, Elephant Journal, Ms. Magazine’s blog, WIMN’s Voices, and the forthcoming anthology, 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and Practice.
Author Archive | Melanie Klein

California Christmas and All Things Inspired: An Interview with Brandon and Leah

Leah Felder, half of the musical duo Brandon and Leah, just released her album, California Christmas featuring unique, beach-inspired re-makes of holiday classics and an original title track. The tracks are infused with her honeyed vocals and the distinct sound of the ukulele, perfect balmy sweet sounds to light up the season. Inspired by my […]

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From “Flaws” to Freedom: How Yoga Led a Budding Feminist on the Body Image Journey of a Lifetime

It had taken me a lifetime to find yoga and over a year of active searching to find a teacher that fit my needs.

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Mindfulness and Music: Interview with Brandon and Leah, Part 3

“Music is what emotions sound like.”

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The Road to Liberation: Interview With Brandon and Leah, Part 2

The last time I chatted with Brandon and Leah, the dynamic and down-to-earth musical duo from Malibu, we talked about their hugely popular first self-released single “Life Happens” and it’s feel-good, live-in-the-moment video that shows the two of them living their lives in and around the beaches and hills of Southern California. In part two […]

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So Many Reasons to Be Happy…

Dynamic musical duo Brandon and Leah are not only insanely talented, they’re insightful, intelligent and socially conscious. That’s enough to turn me on any day! If you haven’t heard of them, let me be the first to introduce you and share their infectious music, as well as the depth of their love and light in […]

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“I’m Not A Size Zero. Can I Practice Yoga?”: Anna Guest-Jelley Says “Yes!”

Too often I see the body image conversation cast as very narrow – as though if you haven’t personally struggled with something like an eating disorder, it doesn’t have much to do with you.

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How Yoga Makes You Pretty

We’ve been told that “pretty” is the magical elixir for everything that ails us… But “pretty” doesn’t necessarily signal a healthy body, mentally or physically.

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