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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Do you subscribe to Lena Dunham’s Lenny? If you do, you would have received the third newsletter today which includes an article written by Jennifer Lawrence about being paid less than her male co-stars. We’ll get to that later.

Maria noted in her last post about Lenny that the newsletter, as opposed to other celebrity lifestyle projects, is, actually, about reading. She’s shared short stories, she’s interviewed Hillary Clinton, there’s the aforementioned Jennifer Lawrence essay, and my favourite from the current issue, a piece called How Sports Gave Me Swagger by Gina Prince-Bythewood. You might know Gina from Love & Basketball or The Secret Life Of Bees, or most recently, Beyond The Lights, starring the extraordinary Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Gina wrote and directed them all. And she posits here, in Lenny, that playing sports contributed to her confidence, supporting a theory that was also put forward in a book I promoted last year called The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. The authors of The Confidence Code found that girls who stay in sport longer are more resilient and experienced in risk vs reward, an asset that served them well through adulthood. As Gina points out, 90% of female CEOs played sports. 90%!!!

So, yeah, that’s what I learned today at Lenny. I also learned what it’s like to become Grace Jones via Doreen St Felix. One of the criticisms of Lena Dunham’s Girls is that her show and the world it observes is not inclusive and diverse. Has she heard that feedback? Has she evolved from it? Both Gina Prince-Bythewood and Doreen St Felix are featured prominently in Lenny No 3. Lena is trying.

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Yours in gossip,


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Lenny comes for a visit

August 31, 2015 18:17:59 Posted at August 31, 2015 18:17:59
Maria Posted by Maria
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August 7, 2015 19:21:05 Posted at August 7, 2015 19:21:05
Maria Posted by Maria

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July 15, 2015 14:00:27 Posted at July 15, 2015 14:00:27
Maria Posted by Maria
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Lena Dunham has been teasing a project for a few days on social media, and it’s been announced she is launching a newsletter with her Girls producing partner Jenni Konner. “Lenny” promises “feminism, style, health, politics, friendship and everything else” – Lena and Jenni have talked to BuzzFeed Full Story

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July 13, 2015 15:38:47 Posted at July 13, 2015 15:38:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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May 28, 2015 14:16:45 Posted at May 28, 2015 14:16:45
Duana Posted by Duana

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April 13, 2015 20:16:17 Posted at April 13, 2015 20:16:17
Maria Posted by Maria

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March 23, 2015 13:17:32 Posted at March 23, 2015 13:17:32
Duana Posted by Duana
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