Danielle Hayden

Danielle Hayden is a writer from Detroit. Her work has appeared in Seattle magazine, Ampersand, SELF, YES!, and elsewhere. She received a 2022 writing fellowship from the Jack Straw Cultural Center. Outside of writing, she finds additional ways to fill her life with words: she is a polyglot with an insatiable appetite for languages, as well as a novice calligrapher, and she recently launched the website 3pistolary.com, which encourages people to write and send personal letters. Some of her volunteer work includes assisting language preservation–based nonprofits such as Our Golden Hour and the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. Danielle also volunteers as a court-appointed advocate for children in foster care.