Haley Hamilton

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Haley Hamilton is a Boston-based writer, bartender, and former roller derby skater. Her writing can be found in multiple publications, including Catapult, MELMagazine, EATER, Greatist, Bustle, and Boston’s alt-weekly, DigBoston, where her column, "Terms of Service," won a 2018 AAN Award for Best Food Writing. You can find her on Twitter @saucylit and on Instagram @drinkwriteboston


Cover Photo: This photograph shows a dirty bar bathroom covered in stickers, lit in a dingy yet comforting yellow light.
Always Check the Bathrooms

Whenever I’ve found someone passed out in a bathroom as a bartender, it’s because they’ve well exceeded their personal limit with alcohol. I also can’t help but think it’s because there’s been too little of something else.

Jul 27, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph shows two female roller derby skaters racing around the track. The woman in front wears red and the woman trying to catch her wears blue, including blue spotted face paint. The background is blurred, but in the front left we see a referee
Excerpt: “On Being ‘Sick in the Head’”

This essay excerpt was written by Haley Hamilton in Chloe Caldwell’s 12-Month Essay Collection Generator

Apr 07, 2021
Cover Photo: A sign taped to a door that reads "We cannot wait to see you again. Stay safe"
Why We Need Hospitality—Before, During, and After the Pandemic

As someone with over ten years in the industry, I still make $4.95/hour—plus tips.

Apr 22, 2020