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 the Editor and Curator of Khôra, a dynamic online arts space produced in collaboration with groundbreaking author Lidia Yuknavitch’s Corporeal Writing. Leigh teaches writing workshops at Corporeal Writing, and her essays have been published in Longreads, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, The Philadelphia Inquirer, ENTROPY, and others. Her Rumpus essay “Blood Feast” has been nominated for The Best American Essays 2020.

For book inquiries, please contact Kent D. Wolf at Neon Literary.