Hey you guys. I have a real treat for you today. I had the honor of interview one of the women I respect and admire most in the world of yoga and social activism, Melanie Klein.
She is a professor of Sociology and Women's Studies. She attributes feminism and yoga as the two primary influences in her work. She is committed to communal collaboration, raising consciousness, media literacy education, facilitating the healing of distorted body images and promoting positive body relationships. She is the co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery and Loving Your Body (Llewellyn, 2014) with Anna Guest - Jelley, a contributor in 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and Practice (Horton & Harvey, 2012), is featured in Conversations with Modern Yogis (Shroff, 2014), a featured writer in Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living (Llwellyn, 2016) and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology, Yoga & the Body: An Intersectional Analysis of Contemporary Body Politics, Mindfulness & Embodied Social Change with Dr. Beth Berila and Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).
And these are just a few of her many accomplishments. We talk about this long list of books, what her path has been in the world of social activism, feminism and yoga. And we even talk about the importance of making our bed and how awful it sounds when moms say we can’t take time for ourselves.
It really was an amazing conversation and I felt so privileged to have her on.
You can find more information about Melanie and the Yoga and Body Image Coalition here:
And for those of you interested in her book Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery and Loving Your Body, here is a link to buy the book
And here a just a few of the things that we talked about today:
First, Melanie mentioned her experience with the Five Minute Journal and what it has done for her in the recent past, here is a link to more about it and how to find it:
We talked about the movie SLC Punk- if you haven’t’ checked out this movie and you have a soul that screams for all things punk, here is a link to check it out:
We talked about the Yoga and Social Justice conference- here is some information about the past one and stayed tuned for more information about any coming up this year:
And here are a few of the books that Melanie mentioned:
Lisa Wade’s, American Hook Up: The New Culture of Sex on Campus
Anna Guest-Jelly’s, Curvy Yoga
And I think that’s it. I know that we did talk about a lot of things- so if there is anything that I missed, always, always feel free to contact me and ask any questions!
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