XX-Files: Women in Out of the Way Places

XX-Files: Women in Out of the Way Places

When I finally got to a clearing where I could see a view of the valley, I’d traveled a couple miles down a long gravel road. There, a single empty car was parked off to the side. Standing alone and taking in the view was a young woman. We gave each other a cursory acknowledgment and continued doing our own things.

Immediately, I was surprised to see a lone woman out there. Isn’t that funny?

What did my surprise mean? Obviously I know that women do things by themselves. Am I just not accustomed to seeing them in out of the way places? Aside from surprise, I also had a sense of pride that caught me off guard. There was no one out along a dusty, dirty track but us. Neither of us special, or superhuman, or anything. Just two average girls, being normal in the world.

Clearly, I need to see more solo women out doing their thing. So much so that I won’t even pick up on the fact that they’re women. Get to it, ladies!

5 Replies to “XX-Files: Women in Out of the Way Places”

  1. Check out YouTube videos by solo adventure riders Rosie Gabrielle or Nora. They have ridden alone through the Middle East. Maybe you were their inspiration. Bob

  2. I want to see women doing more solo activities, too, especially fun stuff. Socializing women to avoid going out into the world alone is limiting and ultimately unhealthy.

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