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, Ms. Yuknavitch (THE CHRONOLOGY OF WATER; VERGE) invited Leigh to be the instructor for her online workshop. Leigh 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.
Leigh is currently seeking representation for her memoir, THE CURE.