The first time my writing was read outside a classroom was when I was 12 years old. I wrote a story about moving from Calgary to the small town of Creston, B.C. It was published in the local newspaper, and at first, I was shy when people would tell me that they read it. Honestly, I still feel awkward when people compliment my work. I’m working on it, okay.
My name is Bailey Gingras-Hamilton and I am a freelance journalist and writer based in Revelstoke, B.C. I have lived here since graduating from Mount Royal University in April 2021. Realistically, I finished school on a laptop in my mom’s basement.
Before graduating, I spent time working on social media campaigns and event calendars as the Communications Assistant for the Mount Royal University Library. Shortly after graduation, I accepted a summer position for the Revelstoke Mountaineer.
I acknowledge and honour the privilege of working and living in the unceded territory of the Ktunaxa, Secwépemc, Sinixt and Syilx peoples.