Melanie C. (Melanie C.) is Klein, MA, is a body confidence, genuine empowerment, and visibility empowerment coach, thought leader, and influencer. She is also a successful author, lecturer, and sociology and women's studies professor. Yoga and Body Image (Llewellyn, 2014), Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016), Yoga Rising (Llewellyn, 2018), and Embodied Resilience via Yoga (Llewellyn, 2020) are among her many publications. She's also featured in Talks with Contemporary Yogis (Shroff, 2014) and Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living (Llewellyn, 2016), and she's a contributor in 21st Century Yoga (Horton & Harvey, 2012). She lives in Santa Monica, California, and co-founded the Yoga and Body Image Coalition in 2014.