Mindfulness and Body Image with Melanie Klein

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How badass does it feel to truly love your body? WAY badass lovlies! Our guest today is Melanie Klein, an empowerment coach, thought leader and influencer in the areas of body confidence, authentic empowerment, and visibility. She is also a successful writer, speaker, and professor of Sociology and Womenโ€™s Studies with areas of interest and specialty including media literacy education, body image, and the intersectional analysis of systems of power and privilege. Tune in to hear what led her on this path, why a solid foundation for our self esteem must be an inside job and a discussion on how to tell if the choices we make about our appearance are really our own. Oh, and we may or may not weigh in on anal bleaching :) Love yourself enough to take a listen! xx

IN THIS EPISODE -

  • Why having your self esteem wrapped in your body is a huge energy drain
  • How Melanie's life did a 180 when she decided to raise her standards
  • A discussion of her quote "Feminism freed my mind, yoga freed my body"
  • Our choices being made within the context of culture
  • A peak into her upcoming project on the power of personal narratives and body image

CONNECT WITH MELANIE -

Yoga & Body Image Coalition

Instagram @melmelklein & ybicoalition

facebook @ybicoalition

READ HER WORK -

Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body by Melanie C. Klein and Anna Guest - Jelley

Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades for Every Body by Melanie C. Klein

Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis - Edited by Beth Berila, Melanie Klein, and Chelsea Jackson Roberts