Lenny Letter No. 109

Tracee Ellis Ross: Michelle Obama Changed My Life
The Black-ish actress on how the former First Lady encouraged her to find strength within.

In this issue of Lenny: Tracee Ellis Ross writes an ode to Michelle Obama in an excerpt from Lenny Books' second title; Megan Capentier interviews NCIS actress Shalita Grant; Meryl Rowin shares a guide to her neuroses through VHS tapes; Alison Roman gives us the perfect fruit salad formula; and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich writes about dating other women and realizing how much we are repressing sexual assault.

Shalita Grant Is Fighting Battles Big and Small
The NCIS and Mercy Street star talks challenging stereotypical narratives.
A VHS Guide to My Neuroses
All the 90s films that shaped my anxious upbringing.
Our Cultural Amnesia About Sexual Assault
Dating women made me realize how much sexual violence we were all trying to ignore.
The Best Salad Is Actually Fruit Salad
Alison Roman's perfect formula for an underrated salad.
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