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https://www.thecut.com/2018/10/women-and-power-chapter-three.html
Just a woman of dignity and grace enjoying a classic “bed office.” 🛌 ☎️
@lenadunham Lena Dunham
@lenadunham
Just a woman of dignity and grace enjoying a classic “bed office.” 🛌 ☎️
43,595 470 23 hours ago
Me hanging with my girls in our 20s vs in our 30s (is this how a meme works? Did I do it right? BTW I’m the bear...)
@lenadunham Lena Dunham
@lenadunham
Me hanging with my girls in our 20s vs in our 30s (is this how a meme works? did i do it right? btw i’m the bear...)
30,712 607 Yesterday
Home and so grateful for every fiber of my life and zero complaints here- I don’t even mind that my butt & pussy feel like they were lightly worked on with an electric sander! Love you.
@lenadunham Lena Dunham
@lenadunham
Home and so grateful for every fiber of my life and zero complaints here- i don’t even mind that my b**t & p***y feel like they were lightly worked on with an electric sander! love you.
35,581 552 Yesterday
It’s become pretty clear this week: I’m married to my parents. Thank you for caring for me, never getting icked out and for the eternal chicness that I didn’t inherit. Love you all the way.
@lenadunham Lena Dunham
@lenadunham
It’s become pretty clear this week: i’m married to my parents. thank you for caring for me, never getting icked out and for the eternal chicness that i didn’t inherit. love you all the way.
32,741 300 3 days ago
To me, power is pleasure and the safety to make art. That’s it, for now. Link in bio.
@lenadunham Lena Dunham
@lenadunham
To me, power is pleasure and the safety to make art. that’s it, for now. link in bio.
82,582 895 3 days ago
Yesterday I had a two hour surgery to remove my left ovary, which was encased in scar tissue & fibrosis, attached to my bowel and pressing on nerves that made it kinda hard to walk/pee/vamp. Over the last month it got worse and worse until I was simply a burrito posing as a human. *** My mother took this picture after I spent 9 hours in the post op recovery area with v low blood pressure that the nurses were diligently monitoring. I was so out of it that I thought I looked sensually moody a la Charlotte Rampling (turns out it was more of a constipation vibe.) *** A lot of people commented on my last post about being too sick to finish promoting my show by saying my hysterectomy should have fixed it (I mean *should* is a weird one). That I should get acupuncture and take supplements (I do). That I should see a therapist because it’s clearly psychological (year 25 of therapy, y’all. These are the fruits!) But a big lesson I’ve learned in all of this is that health, like most stuff, isn’t linear- things improve and things falter and you start living off only cranberry juice from a sippy cup/sleeping on a glorified heating pad but you’re also happier than you’ve been in years. I feel blessed creatively and tickled by my new and improved bellybutton and so so so lucky to have health insurance as well as money for care that is off of my plan. But I’m simultaneously shocked by what my body is and isn’t doing for me and red with rage that access to medical care is a privilege and not a right in this country and that women have to work extra hard just to prove what we already know about our own bodies and beg for what we need to be well. It’s humiliating. *** My health not being a given has paid spiritual dividends I could never have predicted and it’s opened me up in wild ways and it’s given me a mission: to advocate for those of us who live at the cross section of physical and physic pain, to remind women that our stories don’t have to look one way, our pain is our gain and oh shit scars and mesh “panties” are the fucking jam. Join me, won’t you? *** 📷 @lauriesimmons
@lenadunham Lena Dunham
@lenadunham
Yesterday i had a two hour surgery to remove my left ovary, which was encased in scar tissue & fibrosis, attached to my b***l and pressing on nerves that made it kinda hard to walk/pee/vamp. over the last month it got worse and worse until i was simply a burrito posing as a human. *** my mother took this picture after i spent 9 hours in the post op recovery area with v low blood pressure that the nurses were diligently monitoring. i was so out of it that i thought i looked sensually moody a la charlotte rampling (turns out it was more of a constipation vibe.) *** a lot of people commented on my last post about being too sick to finish promoting my show by saying my hysterectomy should have fixed it (i mean *should* is a weird one). that i should get acupuncture and take supplements (i do). that i should see a therapist because it’s clearly psychological (year 25 of therapy, y’all. these are the fruits!) but a big lesson i’ve learned in all of this is that health, like most stuff, isn’t linear- things improve and things falter and you start living off only cranberry juice from a sippy cup/sleeping on a glorified heating pad but you’re also happier than you’ve been in years. i feel blessed creatively and tickled by my new and improved bellybutton and so so so lucky to have health insurance as well as money for care that is off of my plan. but i’m simultaneously shocked by what my body is and isn’t doing for me and red with rage that access to medical care is a privilege and not a right in this country and that women have to work extra hard just to prove what we already know about our own bodies and beg for what we need to be well. it’s humiliating. *** my health not being a given has paid spiritual dividends i could never have predicted and it’s opened me up in wild ways and it’s given me a mission: to advocate for those of us who live at the cross section of physical and physic pain, to remind women that our stories don’t have to look one way, our pain is our gain and oh s**t scars and mesh “panties” are the f*****g jam. join me, won’t you? *** 📷 @lauriesimmons
192,548 8,975 4 days ago
The new book club pick is the funniest & gnarliest story that puts filth under your nails & stars in your eyes. Being a person is repulsive & Darcie gets that! Let's celebrate her this month & her wisdom in #KeepIt100LD. Join in the discussion on Twitter or Instagram. Link to purchase the book in my bio.
@lenadunham Lena Dunham
@lenadunham
The new book club pick is the funniest & gnarliest story that puts filth under your nails & stars in your eyes. being a person is repulsive & darcie gets that! let's celebrate her this month & her wisdom in #keepit100ld. join in the discussion on twitter or instagram. link to purchase the book in my bio.
1,951 49 6 days ago
sometimes the internet really NAILS it
@lenadunham Lena Dunham
@lenadunham
Sometimes the internet really nails it
115,675 4,089 6 days ago
thru thick & thin, morning & nite, achievement & “failure”, sickness & healthish, wisdom and tomfoolery, chic and shabby, (literal) warts & all 🦄 by Miri Moss
@lenadunham Lena Dunham
@lenadunham
Thru thick & thin, morning & nite, achievement & “failure”, sickness & healthish, wisdom and tomfoolery, chic and shabby, (literal) warts & all 🦄 by miri moss
18,965 138 1 weeks ago
blessed 2 b me!
@lenadunham Lena Dunham
@lenadunham
Blessed 2 b me!
42,699 248 1 weeks ago
We all have this friend, and yet we still commit to a birthday trip with them...#CampingHBO lands tonight at 10pm on @hbo. Join me on Twitter tonight where I will live tweet the whole damn thing- my parents are involved and it’s gonna be a riot. Also, please tag this friend below because I wanna hear the whole story... #pelvicfloor
@lenadunham Lena Dunham
@lenadunham
We all have this friend, and yet we still commit to a birthday trip with them...#campinghbo lands tonight at 10pm on @hbo. join me on twitter tonight where i will live tweet the whole d**n thing- my parents are involved and it’s gonna be a riot. also, please tag this friend below because i wanna hear the whole story... #pelvicfloor
8,656 317 1 weeks ago
As we prep for #campingHBO, this quote from @jessicaknollauthor feels apt as fuck... Three cheers for female nightmares 🔥 (thanks for the quote, @nicolewernerstevens 🎨)
@lenadunham Lena Dunham
@lenadunham
As we prep for #campinghbo, this quote from @jessicaknollauthor feels apt as fuck... three cheers for female nightmares 🔥 (thanks for the quote, @nicolewernerstevens 🎨)
24,385 213 2 weeks ago