Nona Willis-Aronowitz

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Nona Willis-Aronowitz. speaking to students at Wesleyan University
Nona Willis-Aronowitz speaking to students at Wesleyan University.

Nona Willis-Aronowitz, also known as Nona Willis Aronowitz (born 1984) is an American author and editor.[1][2] She is the daughter of Ellen Willis and Stanley Aronowitz.[1] In 2006 she graduated from Wesleyan University, where she majored in American Studies.[3][4]

In 2009 Nona and Emma Bee Bernstein's book Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism, about their drive across America talking with women about feminism and being women, was published.[5][6]

In 2013, Tomorrow, a one-shot magazine about "creative destruction" that Nona cofounded, was nominated for an Utne Media Award for general excellence.[7][2][8]

The Essential Ellen Willis, edited by Nona, won the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award (Criticism).[9] Nona also edited Out of the Vinyl Deeps (University of Minnesota Press, 2011), the first collection of Ellen Willis's music reviews and essays.[10]

She created and edited "The Slice", a features section at Talking Points Memo which began in 2015.[11][12]

As of 2017 she was the features editor for Splinter (previously Fusion) and writing the weekly newsletter "Fucking Through the Apocalypse".[13][11][14][15]

Nona is featured in the feminist history film She's Beautiful When She's Angry.[16][17]

She has also been a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, worked as an education and poverty reporter at NBC News Digital, and worked as an associate editor at GOOD magazine, as well as written for various other publications.[18]


  1. ^ a b "Willis, Ellen. Papers of Ellen Willis, 1941-2011: A Finding Aid". Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  2. ^ a b "Nona Willis Aronowitz". SheSource. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  3. ^ by lukeguy-walker. "wesleyan alum". Wesleying. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  4. ^ "Nona Willis Aronowitz". SheSource. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  5. ^ "Nonfiction Book Review: Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism by Nona Willis Aronowitz". 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  6. ^ "Friday Book Review: Girldrive by Nona Willis Aronowitz and Emma Bee Bernstein". 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  7. ^ "Welcome". Tomorrow Magazine. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  8. ^ "Ann Friedman". Missouri School of Journalism. 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  9. ^ "National Book Critics Circle: awards". National Book Critics Circle. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  10. ^ McDonnell, Evelyn (June 10, 2011). "Ellen Willis's Pioneering Rock Criticism". The New York Times. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Nona Willis Aronowitz '06 Offers Advice on Breaking into Journalism in the Internet Age". The Wesleyan Argus. 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  12. ^ "Introducing The Slice!". 2015-01-14. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  13. ^ Splinter Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "About — Nona Willis Aronowitz". Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  15. ^ "fucking the pain away". 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  16. ^ "The Women".
  17. ^ "The Film — She's Beautiful When She's Angry". Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  18. ^ "Selected Clips — Nona Willis Aronowitz". Retrieved 2017-04-28.