About me

My name is Anke J. Kleim, I’m 32, married and mother of a gorgeous little boy. I am a strong believer that a positive relationship to one’s body can change our lives in incredible ways and that everybody is able to learn and maintain this; feeling okay about the way we look is an integral component in living a physically and mentally healthy life and a key to happiness and life satisfaction. After my own intense body image journey, I know how body hatred feels, how energy-consuming it can be and to what extent it can affect your social life. But I have also experienced the magic moments that automatically come into your life once you’ve entered the path of self-acceptance and self-love. It is enchanting and if I could, I would probably try and fill everybody’s heart with this intense energy and love that comes from our innermost strength!

Professionally, I’ve been researching on body image since 2012 and I cannot think of any other topic that intrigues and motivates me more. Thus I consider it a privilege to work in a field that I personally feel so passionate about. I am currently enrolled as a part-time PhD student at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, and I am studying from my home country Germany. If interested, you can check out my student profile here.
Below, I am providing information about my educational background and professional experiences. Please do not hesitate to get in touch by e-mailing to body-of-love@web.de.

My Research

In my PhD thesis, I am looking into the concept of the beach body…

Projects & Activities

As Body Image Movement Global Ambassador, I dedicate at least one „hour of power“ per week to body positive activities…