“Voices Against the Grain” is a blog and online weekly radio show daringly designed to help audiences navigate successfully with Christ Jesus in a challenging world. Through the writings and interviews of several contributors, Voices Against the Grain seeks to “advance God’s Kingdom in a ‘do your own thing’ society,” with a goal to: dispel common societal deceptions about relationships, sex or other, to help restore broken areas of a person’s life, to educate and equip persons in God’s Word, and to show love while instructing the truth. Nicole D. Hayes created the media ministry in May 2013 particularly to help today’s youth live triumphantly and experience true freedom by avoiding and overcoming societal pitfalls.
Nicole D. Hayes
Nicole D. Hayes is the co-founder of Pieces of Life, LLC a Washington-D.C.-based public relations consultancy, and the founder of Voices Against the Grain, a bold media and teaching ministry. She is committed to serve as a vessel of compassion, instruction, love and truth for Jesus Christ. Drawn to know Christ in her early childhood, Nicole desires to uplift and empower others, with a particular burden for youth, women, girls, and disenfranchised persons living in oppressed environments.
She and her brother Bryan Hayes co-founded Pieces of Life, LLC in September 2008 with a personal and business mantra of “making an investment in people.” Nicole primarily serves nonprofits and small businesses, positioning them in national, regional and local media. Prior to, she provided communications strategies for large consumer and government clients with international public relations agency, Fleishman Hillard, Inc., in Washington, D.C.
From May 2011-2013, Nicole served as Director for the Women of L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. 1ST, a women’s leadership division of national leadership development organization. The Women of L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. 1ST served to positively direct, educate, strengthen and uplift girls and women, placing them closer to their specific life’s purpose.
Led by the Holy Spirit, in May 2013, Nicole launched Voices Against the Grain to help audiences “advance God’s Kingdom in a ‘do your own thing’ society.” In September 2013, Nicole added a weekly radio show to the media ministry platform to discuss topics with guests to equip believers and non-believers to successfully navigate the world’s trappings and experience authentic freedom, love and truth through relationship in Jesus Christ
In June 2014, Nicole joined GospelToday.com as a faith columnist.
Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas. She resides in Washington, D.C.