As an undergraduate at Wake Forest, Bailey studied English with focuses in Women’s and Gender Studies and Creative Writing. She then stayed at Wake for a Master’s in English, in which she focused her thesis studies on the techniques of experimental form used by contemporary Caribbean and Caribbean-American writers. Part of her thesis also involved a creative manuscript of science fiction stories inspired by Old English elegies. Her writing interests and processes involve a mixture of the following: translating Anglo-Saxon texts, sketching with charcoal, ruminating on mythogenesis and psychogeography, orbiting around animals, and the suspense of competitive cooking shows.