Melanie Klein, MA

Melanie Klein earned her BA in Sociology from California State University, Northridge in 2003. Her areas of interest include feminism, intersectionality, systems of power, media studies, and media literacy education, as well gender and masculinities.

She has worked with the new citizen journalists of the LA Academy of Global Girl Media and the peer-educators of J.A.D.E (Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating) on ways to tap into the power of their own voice. She is an expert contributor in the areas of media literacy and body image issues for Proud2Bme, a NEDA project.

She is the adviser of the Santa Monica College Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and the founder and co-coordinator of Women, Action + Media Los Angeles (WAM! Los Angeles).

She founded and is a contributor at Adios Barbie, Elephant Journal, Intent.comMindBodyGreen and Ms. Magazine’s blog. Her essay on yoga, body image and feminism appears in Curvy Voices and her extended chapter on the same topic is included in the anthology, 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and Practice.