Cathleen Meredith is a writer, influencer, public speaker and positivity ignitor originally from Sacramento, California. In addition to completing her first novel, she is passionate about theatre, dance, Mexican food, non-profit work, unicorns, traveling, bacon, and all other things awesome sauce. Some of her plays include titles such as: Aunts, Forgotten, 3 Days, 3 Girls, and an Angry Asian Man, The Infinites, and The Groomsman.
In August of 2016, she launched FATGIRLSDANCE™ (fatgirlsdance.com), "A Worldwide Movement Bent on Trashing Body Image Stereotypes through the Universal Language of DANCE." It has gone viral. In May 2017 released a 3-minute film on the project with Dove Real Beauty Productions and Shonda Rhimes. In January 2018, she launched The Naked Podcast with Dr. Stacy Berman and producer Raveen Battee, which discusses bodies, minds, and the science behind what we think. She is currently working with The Ohio State University on a media project that works towards the eradication of obesity bias in the medical community.
Cathleen and her movement has been featured on The Real TV Daytime show, Essence, Healthline, HelloGiggles, MicMedia, and countless other publications.
FATGIRLSDANCE the book is currently in the works.
When Cathleen is not writing, she's actively working on changing the world. She is a volunteer at The Dream Center Harlem and a developer of several free performing arts programs such as Harlem’s first teen Shakespeare Festival in partnership with Classic Theatre of Harlem. She maintains a residence in New York City.