Lena Dunham is bringing her girl power to you in a whole new way.
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The Girls star announced that she will be implementing an email newsletter, Lenny, through her website. According to the site, Lenny will cover, “feminism, style, health, politics, friendship and everything else from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner.”
According to BuzzFeed, Dunham added that Lenny will strive to reach “an army of like-minded, intellectually curious women and the people who love them, who want to bring chance but also want to know, like, where to buy the best tube top for summer that isn’t going to cost your entire paycheck.”
Dunham and her partner, Konner, are funding the initiative themselves.
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You can also expect some high-powered celebrities to also chime in — maybe even one of Dunham’s BFFs, Taylor Swift. We can only hope!
“We want people who have totally diverse interests,” Dunham told BuzzFeed. “People who want to talk about radical politics but also want to talk about fashion and also want to talk about Rihanna, and also understand that all of those things can be happening at the same time.”
In other words: Dunham wants to bring contemporary feminism to women on an accessible platform, “in all of its contradictions and complexities.”
But Dunham doesn’t want Lenny to be defined as the “pop-culturization of feminism,” though she also doesn’t mind the term, explaining, “I’m thrilled to see Beyoncé standing in front of the word ‘feminism.’ How can that hurt us? But at the same time, it turns into a misunderstanding in which people think of feminism as ‘It’s feminist because I’m a woman and I’m doing it.’ And that’s not how it works.”
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Lenny aims to be a refuge for women and a way “to remember that the internet has the power to take you into a quiet place — something we don’t usually use it for.” And something Dunham has had to learn the hard way.
Dunham added, “Women spend so much time trying to align themselves with an image in the media that they can’t match that their hostility towards themselves and other becomes overwhelming.”
With Lenny, Dunham hopes to stop that hostility and turn it into something “generative and generous.”
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