Rebecca Evans’ writing revolves around living with disability and overcoming trauma. Her narratives weave the raw and unfiltered perspective of a son with disabilities and those few small moments when she has felt a superhero; receiving the Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Southwest Asia Service Medal for her participation in Desert Storm, Desert Shield, and Operation Provide Comfort during the Persian Gulf War. And through her larger moments, pulling her son through thirty-six surgeries and lifting herself out of poverty and self-destruction after fleeing domestic violence.
She hopes to inform, in a new way, what it means to navigate this world through a broken body and spirit.
She served eight years in the United States Air Force and is a decorated Gulf War veteran. She’s hosted and co-produced Our Voice and Idaho Living television shows, advocating personal stories, and now mentors teens in the juvenile system. She is the co-host of Writer to Writer podcast on Radio Boise.
Her poems and essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Entropy Literary Magazine, War, Literature & the Arts, 34th Parallel, the Blue Mountain Review, Survival Lit, and Collateral Journal, among others.
With an MFA in creative nonfiction, Evans is finishing a second MFA in poetry at Sierra Nevada University. She’s currently edited her essay collection, Body Language, and just completed her memoir, Navigation. She has served on the editorial staff of the Sierra Nevada Review and lives in Idaho with her three sons.