Lenny Letter No. 35

The Occasional Ardent Hug
Celebrating the beauty of hugs and the ephemera of attachment.

In Lenny Letter No. 35: An essay by Kaitlyn Greenidge on encountering the the kind of perfection that is always out of reach, MDM Flow's Mourning Routine, "Having a Type-A Disease" by Amanda Palley, "The Occasional Ardent Hug" by Katy Simpson Smith, and Leila Gerstein on the challenges of trying to portray an abortion on-screen. ‚Äč

Health
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Having a Type-A Disease
How illness taught a television executive that it's OK to admit weakness.
Life
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A Small Place for Us
On encountering the kind of perfection that is always out of reach.
Style
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The Morning Routine Series: Florence Adepoju
The CEO of MDM Flow shares how she starts her day.
Politics
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I Will Show an Abortion on TV
Unpacking the challenges of trying to portray an abortion on-screen.
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