Ashley Wells is a writer living in Logan, Utah, where she teaches in the English Department of Utah State University. She teaches courses in rhetoric and composition, including one on the rhetoric of cowgirls and freedom. Her work exploring cowgirl narratives has appeared in Bitch magazine, Connotation Press, and Jezebel. Wells earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing Nonfiction from California State University, Fresno. Her website is ashley-wells.com.