Bailey Frederking

writer. teacher. friend.

I have had this blog since I was a junior in high school. I have grown a bit since then. I am currently navigating my 20’s and all that entails. I am an english teacher who is immersed in the middle school space and I love every bit of it. Outside of being a teacher though, I am an avid reader and a writer continuously learning more and more of my own voice. However, I never want to stop there. I am incredibly passionate about encouraging others to write and to speak. Often times we grow up thinking that we are only a writer if we excelled in our english classes or we are only creative if we are working within a “creative” field. I believe something quite differently. We each have a voice. We each have unique experiences, stories, and thoughts that the world needs. This is my mantra. If you have been keeping up with me for a little bit now, you’ve probably heard me talk about this all. You struggle with grammar, write anyways. You ramble and your thoughts feel like they are always going in circles, write anyways. Find your medium of creative expression and express. We are only better when each voice is lifted and when we begin to hear more and more and more people. So, let’s write. Let’s listen. And, let’s be together in the process.

So, let’s write. Let’s listen. And, let’s be together in the process.

I am glad you are here.

A Few More Things You Should Know
  • I reside in Athens, Ga. I attended UGA for undergrad and for graduate school and never left.
  • Alongside being a teacher, I am also always a student. I think we all are. I am a student of my students. A student of my environment. And a student of this world. I have a lot of learning left to do and always will.
  • I am very wordy. It is a part of myself I have grown to embrace. I am a processor and along with that, being concise has never been a gift of mine.
  • My faith is incredibly important to me. It is the ground that my feed walk upon. My writing through the years is reflective of that continual journey of growing in faith.