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Reviews and interviews

“Coupling luminous, enigmatic photography with insightful diary entries, the pair contribute sharp commentary on modern womanhood and gender issues … Clearly a work of passion for Bernstein and Aronowitz both, the authors share of themselves generously, imprinting the ‘open-ended, fluid conversation’ with their voices, feelings and personalities.”
–starred review in Publisher’s Weekly
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“Emma’s luminous photos, Nona’s smart writing and the lives of the women they met imbue Girldrive with energy. It’s a rare glimpse of two friends searching to know themselves, their mothers and their generation.”
–Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune
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Girldrive provides a wide-angle snapshot of contemporary feminism, and raises provocative questions about our responsibilities to the movement.”

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“Girldrive is gutsy in its endeavor and gives agency to emerging feminist voices … This work’s very publication shows how far you can go if you only have the drive.”
Bust magazine
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“A fascinating tour-de-force … [Nona and Emma's] voices struck me as distinctly young and alive and unapologetic.”
–Courtney Martin of Feministing
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Q&A with New York Magazine

New York Post

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Examiner

New York Press

Chicago Reader

Metro New York/Metro Philly

Bitch magazine

Sadie magazine

Wisconsin State Journal

Huffington Post

Q&A with’s Broadsheet




The F Bomb

Chant de la Sirene



Chicago’s WGN Midday News, 12/4/09:

ABC News Now You Know, 11/11/09:

GRITtv with Laura Flanders, 2/5/10: M.I.S.S. TV: Women Making History, 4/11/10:


WNYC’s Brian Lehrer: Chicago Public Radio’s 848

Chicago Public Radio’s Vocalo (listen to Nona co-host her weekly “Feminist Wednesdays” show on Vocalo at 1 p.m. CST)

New York’s WBAI

New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth (at 24:40)

Your Call with Rose Aguilar on San Francisco’s 91.5 (at 38:40)

RH Reality Check with Amanda Marcotte (at 8:10)

The Progressive with Matthew Rothschild

Feminist Magazine on Los Angeles’ KPFK (at 32:45)

Wisconsin Public Radio’s Anne Strainchamps

Austin’s KOOP 91.7

Blog Talk Radio’s Womanist Musings

Girldrive goes global

McClung’s magazine (Toronto)

Belgian Public Radio (Brussels)

The F-Word (UK)

Grazia Italia (Italy)

More praise for Girldrive

“What could be more productive than turning off one’s computer, getting into a car, and actually going to find people whose lives intersect with feminism? When I closed this book, I wanted to get in my car with my best friend and hit the road. I can’t wait for more reports from the future of feminism.”

—from the foreword by Jennifer Baumgardner, co-author of Manifesta and Grassroots

“Nona and Emma have done what I suspect many women, young and old, have always dreamed of doing: Hit the open road with nothing more than a partner in crime, a full tank of gas, a playlist of good music, a pad of paper, a camera, and an unyielding curiosity. Girldrive is part travel diary, part social document, part art exhibit, and, sadly, part eulogy. Not only do I highly recommend Girldrive, I have to admit that I’m insanely jealous I didn’t think of it first.”

—Anna Holmes, Founder/Editor,

Girldrive is the first book on feminism I’ve seen based on the Web 2.0 model: short conversational stories, striking pictures, multi-racial. I wanted to click “share” every time I read another young woman’s reflection on gender and politics and how the two intertwine with race, class, and geographical experiences. It reminds me that feminism—like this country—has its strength in its diversity, in its many voices. Girldrive is truly a roadmap to feminism today and a must-read for anyone who wants to know where its future is headed.”

—Daisy Hernández, Editor, ColorLines magazine

Girldrive is a fascinating, fiery, dramatic whirlwind tour through modern-day women’s lives. It’s likely to make you excited, impassioned, and at times infuriated—and that’s a good thing. It lets its diversity of opinion speak to you rather than for you.”

—Rachel Kramer Bussel, Editor, Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women; Host, In The Flesh Reading Series

“Anyone feeling queasy about the future of feminism will have their nerves calmed and their eyes opened by Girldrive. Nona and Emma have provided a vivid testimony to the brains, energy, curiosity, and imagination of young women who are grappling just as hard as their mothers and grandmothers ever did to find, define, and fight for gender equity.”

—Rebecca Traister,