Melanie Hoopes is an educator, writer and performer. Her most recent solo show, Weight, was based on fifty interviews of women weighing between 70 and 1000 pounds and part of the New York Fringe Festival. She writes a advice column for the Park Slope Reader called "The Hypocrite's Almanac" and edits the PS261 Newsletter. She's part of the Bummer Collective with Jean Villepique and Rachel Hamilton. Melanie's currently working on a new solo show on ageing. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two kids.