Melanie C. Klein, MA, is 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 women's studies. She is the coeditor of Yoga and Body Image (Llewellyn, 2014), Yoga, the Body and Embodied Social Change (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016), Yoga Rising (Llewellyn, 2018), and Embodied Resilience through Yoga (Llewellyn, 2020). She's also a contributor in 21st Century Yoga (Horton & Harvey, 2012), and she's featured in Conversations with Modern Yogis (Shroff, 2014) and Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living (Llewellyn, 2016). She co-founded the Yoga and Body Image Coalition in 2014 and lives in Santa Monica, California.