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About Bummed Out Bailey


My name is Bailey Powell Aldrich and I am the writer, photographer, and bummed out person behind Bummed Out Bailey, a lifestyle blog centered around mental illness.

Most of my life has been spent trying to make sense of, cater to, or mask my depression and anxiety. It’s exhausting. Often I’ve felt misunderstood, helpless, and so, so alone. So, Bummed Out Bailey was born, a safe haven where you’ll find transparency on life with mental illness.

I live in New York City with my husband Rick and hold an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Nonfiction from The New School. I love black clothes and my XXL golden retriever, which means I spend a lot of time with a lint-roller. I deeply value inclusion, word impeccability, and kindness.
Ultimately, I’m here to provide community and laughter to those suffering from mental illness or those in close proximity to someone suffering from mental illness.

I’m so happy you’re here, and I hope you like what you find.

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