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Welcome to my website!

Author and journalist on women's issues, health, film, TV, dance, all things Catholic...

Books: Good Catholic Girls:  How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church and The Choices We Made:  25 Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion


Also: Ms., The Nation, Women's Media Center, HuffPost, The Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Religion Dispatches, Medium

Communications and development specialist for progressive nonprofits


OUT NOW!  -- "Blindsided," my personal essay in GRABBED: POETS AND WRITERS ON SEXUAL ASSAULT, EMPOWERMENT AND HEALING (Beacon Books, 2020), with a foreword by Joyce Maynard, afterword by Anita Hill. Click here for full list of contributors and here for an interview with me at the Grabbed dedicated website




"Scranton, Suffrage, My Grandma Maggie and Me," Ms. online, August 2020


On this awful pandemic:  It's Not Just Covid; It's the Cruelty it Exposes, on Medium


ONGOING--On the much lighter side, check out my new pub: 

Our Domicile Daily (published biweekly, no promises) in the Year of the Pandemic



"A compelling account of what dedicated Catholic women are accomplishing for the church they love."
--Publishers Weekly

"These stories remain vivid for the reader long after the book is finished...Bonavoglia's book belongs in our classrooms and our libraries."
--Journal of American Catholic Studies

"A thoughtful, coherent and impassioned call for answers to some of the most pressing questions facing the Catholic Church today." --Dallas Morning News



Classic oral history, foreword by Gloria Steinem, interviews with Whoopi Goldberg, Anne Archer, Jill Clayburgh, Rita Moreno, Polly Bergen, Kathy Najimy, Grace Paley, Rev. Christine Grimbol, Ret. Marine Sergeant Jim Friedl, many more....

"Old and young, rich and poor, black and white, celebrities and unknown--the voices vary...but their stories have a powerful cumulative impact....not for the fainthearted."
--Kirkus Review

"...brings a human dimension to the debate...Highly recommended."
--Library Journal