Bonnie J. Morris is a women’s history professor and the author of 17 books. She has devoted over 34 years to documenting the women’s music movement, first publishing Eden Built by Eves (2000), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and then The Disappearing L (2016). Her 2018 volume, The Feminist Revolution, was selected by Oprah’s Book Club and the American Library Association as a top pick for women’s history.
Dr Bon organized the first-ever exhibit on the women’s music movement at the Library of Congress (seen by over half a million visitors) and arranged for some of Olivia’s albums to be housed in the Smithsonian. She received the Ruth Rowan Believer award from the National Women’s Music Festival in 2017, shortly before moving to California to teach at the University of California, Berkeley. In her extra time, she writes prize-winning lesbian time travel novels and keeps an eye on the Olivia archives.