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Bailey Gillespie

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My Nashville Story

Friends, This winter, I'll be packing up my life and my little white Subaru and moving to Nashville, Tennessee. For real, this time. Some of you have probably heard talk of this before—sometimes in dreamy whispers or maybe even as... Continue Reading →

EMDR Therapy and Exploring Grief

When I was younger, I used to meander through our Three Acre Woods, listening to beautiful film scores. It was an emotionally satisfying experience that I couldn't describe at the time, but somehow needed. I've always been drawn to sad... Continue Reading →

Why Saying No is so Hard for an Enneagram Type 2

Why is saying no so dang hard? I'll give you the short answer first. According to The Enneagram Institute, Type Twos are defined as being "generous, demonstrative, people-pleasing, and possessive," known for slipping into "doing things for others in order... Continue Reading →

4 Beautiful Reasons to Keep Living

By Bailey Gillespie / April 7, 2017 11:35am   No matter how hard fighting for your life can get, there are some pretty beautiful reasons for doing so. To see how you feel in the morning. The earth works in... Continue Reading →

The Ogre’s Castle and the Cottage: Reflections on the Two-Fold Nature of Art

This opinion piece was written for my Writing for Media & Public Relations graduate course. Originally submitted on 12/5/2016, it fits into my media kit by providing an argument for how songwriters can use their music as a form of hospitality... Continue Reading →

The Week I Wish I Could Escape

Friends, this is a piece I wrote earlier this year as part of a larger manuscript. It paints just one small glimpse into the depression and mental anguish I face once a month that has to stem from hormonal imbalances.... Continue Reading →

On Poetry: A Resurrected Interview with Andrew Peterson

This interview was written in October 2011 and originally appeared in Metonym Literary Journal in Spring 2012.  Gillespie: Although the majority of your work, or at least most familiar work, is not specifically poetry, you have a uniquely poetic way... Continue Reading →

Aaron J. Robinson’s New Kickstarter Project – “Love Struggle”

Hi, all! This past week in Nashville, I had the honor of staying with and getting to know Aaron and Amber Robinson a little bit better, and I was the better for it. Aaron is a singer-songwriter from Indianapolis who... Continue Reading →

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