A new travel trailer sits in the sand behind my homestead cabin. Its white and blue stripes mirror the storm less skies behind the creosote covered hills surrounding the valley where my property stands. The trailer is new to me; however, it has seen many roads.

I touch its aluminum…

Kristin Stadum is a woman using her altruistic nature to help revolutionize a disease most commonly diagnosed to women in their late thirties, Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS was defined as an incurable, progressive and debilitating disease. “But,” Stadum says, “in the past 6 years, MS has changed from ultimately debilitating…

A request for a violence free life seems a reasonable one. Yet, this request has been historically squelched for marginalized groups such as women around the world. Bolivia addressed this issue in the form of Law 348. Law 348 was the first law in Bolivia to guarantee women a violence…

I didn’t listen to jazz when I last lived in this desert place. Its taste picked up somewhere along the road, a moment in time suspended in morning daydreams in some café; coffee and a chocolate cookie and in the background a tune I would later learn was Davis’ Blue…

I come to the desert, I suppose, to reflect. I always have even before Jon lured me away over a decade ago.

I sit here now a day after his death seven years ago, watching the sun rise in the multi colored hue only a desert has. …

  • My sister lost her son this year. Eighteen, gun wounds, an accident. He had just left home to become a man. He was doing well. He had just bought a truck. He was on his way. Gone, just like that. It happened in November. I could not see her until…

R. Gurley

R. Gurley is a writer, blogger and podcaster for rgurleyrevolution, a blog/podcast sharing stories of women around the world navigating women’s new frontier.

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