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Writers Hits the Road to Explore Feminism Across the Country

Taking a road trip is often the all-American cure-all for whatever ails us – an easy way to go from zero to aimless and carefree. That wasn't quite the case for Nona Willis Aronowitz and Emma Bernstein. The long-time friends left Chicago for the open road armed with a mission: to find out what American women think about feminism. The result is the book and blog Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Re-defining Feminism. Their trip had its challenging moments, but it was their own personal journey that proved most difficult—Aronowitz was left to complete the book on her own after Bernstein committed suicide last December. Aronowitz said that their time on the road seemed to offer Emma a brief respite from her depression.

Nona Willis Aronowitz Reads from Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Re-defining Feminism
Women and Children First
Friday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.

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