Alt text: Bayley stands close to the camera wearing a fuzzy hat, black turtleneck, and a plaid shirt layered on top. She holds a green plant.
Bayley Van is a disabled student, educator, disability advocate, and interdisciplinary artist born and raised in San Francisco. She is pursuing a Masters in Special Education at San Francisco State University and is seeking to pursue a Ph.D. in medical anthropology. Her academic work is centered around health and medical justice, the impact of capitalism on medicine, and disabled liberation. Her creative work focuses on disability, emotional intimacy, and the magic in the small things She has been previously published in Synchronized Chaos, Umlaut, Em, Aryis, Calamus Journal, Inklette Magazine, and Golden Walkman Magazine. Her chapbook, Intimacy, and Isolation in the age of Coronavirus, was published in 2020 by Brown Recluse.