Two women drive across the country looking for stories. It’s a pretty typical road trip—except these women have a mission. Nona Willis-Aronowitz and Emma Bernstein are criss-crossing the United States in order to interview people about feminism, what it means to them and how it fits into their lives. And they’re blogging about it with the hopes of turning the whole enterprise into a book upon their return.
Some of the people they’ve already interviewed or hope to talk to are names you might recognize, like Andi Zeisler of Bitch Magazine. But most of the people Emma and Nona interview aren’t celebrities or magazine editors. They’re college students, performance artists, working mothers, aspiring actresses, professors and even porn producers.
One of the issues that keeps coming up in the vignettes is calling yourself a “feminist” in the first place. A lot of the women interviewed shy away from the term, and their reasons are intriguing.