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Christian Leahy

Somatic Memoir Lab Coach

Christian Leahy is a book midwife, editor, and writer of mythic nonfiction. Since she was a little girl, she has tracked the threads of story—listening for what wants to emerge from the fertile dark and attending with care to the shimmers of bright possibilities.


From groundbreaking bestsellers to award-winning documentaries and transformative TED Talks, Christian collaborates with people and projects committed to the power of story and narrative change. These stories heal our connection to the earth and each other; bend the arc of the moral universe towards justice; and offer visions of potential futures where all our communities and their members thrive. 


She was the editor of the New York Times bestseller DRAWDOWN: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken and Katharine Wilkinson, and midwife to other works of nonfiction and memoir. Currently, she is the developmental editor for the forthcoming Beloved Economies by Jess Rimington and Joanna Cea, offering a new economic narrative for building regenerative, reparative, and truly successful alternatives to the extractive economy.


Christian holds a master’s in literature and creative writing from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. She lives in northern New Mexico where she reverently wanders the high mountain desert, writes little stories of wonder, dances, cooks, loves her friends and community, and mothers a young man who dreams and makes cool things with his hands.

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