Meet Bailey!

Happy snow day! Hopefully you all got a chance to sleep in, study a little more, build a snow man, or snuggle under a blanket with a good book! Unfortunately, it looks like tomorrow everyone is on the grind again; so whether you’re still in bed, need a study break, or about to hop into a hot shower to melt away the last of the frost from your toes, what better way to unwind and prepare for back to school tomorrow than another Meet the Council feature? Enjoy the last couple of snow flakes in the company of our last featured Medusa!

To recap, our magazine is edited, designed, published, and promoted by a small group of BC’s undergraduate women each year, and we count ourselves lucky to attract some of the smartest and savviest snake-ladies that Boston College has to offer. Putting together a full publication each semester is a labor of love, and this year we’re turning the spotlight to the group of 13 awesome women who make it possible. Sadly, this will be the end of this series for this year, but you can still head here if you missed getting to know Claire last week or read on right now to meet the über-cool Bailey Flynn!

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Last but not least, meet Bailey! She’s the Laughing Medusa‘s lovely editor in chief, and takes care of all the behind-the-scenes working of our amazing magazine. Bailey is an English and Communication double major heading to a doctoral program after graduation (we’ll miss her!), but has a very wide range of interests. In fact, she has danced and choreographed for BC’s Full Swing club, participated in traumatic medical diagnosis research in the Sociology department, and interned and written for many literary organizations like Kneerim & Williams, Post Road, and BC’s very own The Heights. Here are some more cool facts about Bailey:

1. Favorite literary quote?

“I want more applesauce. I want more seats reserved for heroes.

Dear Forgiveness, I saved a plate for you.

Quit milling around the yard and come inside.”

— “Litany in Which Certain Things Are Crossed Out” by Richard Siken

2. Personal female icon?

Right now I’m head over heels for Tracy K. Smith—Pulitzer Prize winner, current U.S. poet laureate, accomplished scholar, and an inspiring example of how women can turn all their diverse loves (even science and poetry) into a career.

3. Where can you find her outside of the Medusa?

Golden retriever spotting on campus, dancing poorly but enthusiastically in Brighton Dance Studio, or rewatching When Harry Met Sally for the hundredth time. Also seek her out on Instagram!

Thank you all so much for following along with this series. We hope you’ve enjoyed meeting our Councilwomen and will stick around for all the good things still to come!

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