Leigh Hopkins left a career in social policy to move to Brazil, where she founded an online institute by rigging a satellite dish to a boulder in a banana field. Before moving to Brazil, Leigh was the Vice President for Education of a leading social policy think tank, where she provided programmatic support to 500 literacy programs in historically underserved communities throughout the U.S.
Now based in Philadelphia, Leigh is writing the revolution one method at a time at the 3.5% Project. After curating a column at bestselling author Lidia Yuknavitch’s Corporeal Writing, Leigh was invited to be the instructor for Lidia’s online workshops. Leigh is a columnist at The Rumpus, and her essays have been published in Longreads, McSweeney’s, The Philadelphia Inquirer, ENTROPY, and others. Her Rumpus essay “Blood Feast” has been nominated for The Best American Essays 2020.
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