Hannah Hayes

writer and editor

Blogger, news writer, activist, and editor specializing in legal and academic publications.



I write about education, women’s issues, Chicago progressive politics, and more. In Northern Ireland I followed the peace process and wrote for the San Francisco Examiner and the Chicago SunTimes, in addition to a weekly Belfast newspaper. I also specialize in company reports, brochures, web content, newsletters, as well as ghost blogging and guest commentaries. Contact me for a quote and view my portfolio by clicking the Articles tab at the top of the page.


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My articles have appeared in the dozens of national and international publications. My website RoadReaders features travel writing and suggested readings for the curious and literate traveler. Click on the article tab above to see a sample of my work.


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La Lista

Irony is not the right word, but it’s what crosses my mind as Bianca, a seven-year old Honduran child dressed head-to-toe in varying shades of pink, throws herself joyfully into my arms. She and her family had been in the legal clinic two days before when I was...

El Chaparral

El Chaparral Crossing into Tijuana is simple enough if you’re American. You fill out the customs form and show your passport. Any bags go through the x-ray machine but there’s no frisking or going through metal detectors. Airports are much more difficult; then again,...