Kelly Hayes

Headshot of Kelly Hayes with black-rimmed glasses.

Kelly Hayes is a Menominee author, organizer, movement educator, and photographer. She is also the host of Truthout‘s podcast Movement Memos. She is also the co-author of the best-selling book Let This Radicalize You, with Mariame Kaba. Kelly is a co-founder of the direct action collective Lifted Voices and the Chicago Light Brigade. Kelly has led countless workshops over the years and has trained thousands of people around the country in direct action tactics. She has also served as a grassroots strategist, offering advice and analysis to groups across Chicago and the United States.