Lenny Letter No. 91

Jill Soloway Is a "Weird Girl"
Writer and director Jill Soloway on weaponizing weirdness through their work.

In this issue of Lenny: "Transparent" creator Jill Soloway on embracing their weirdness to make art; an essay on why democratic unity is nothing without women; Chelsea Martin on the uselessness of her art degree; American Gods star Yetide Badaki on pushing back against gendered expectations; and how one writer got over her wish to only have boys.

Politics
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Why Democratic Unity Is Nothing Without Women
Women are the backbone of the Democratic Party, and we need to be treated that way.
Work
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How I Navigate Art School Debt
On navigating my art school debt hole.
Life
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Why I'm Done Being Quiet About Gender Expectations
American Gods star Yetide Badaki pushes back against a lifetime of conditioned expectations for girls.
Life
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How Having a Girl Taught Me About My Own Biases
I had hoped for a boy, but now I'm raising a couple of fierce females.
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