Lenny Letter No. 93

Using Beauty and Fashion as a Weapon Against War
Amid one of the world's deadliest civil wars, Congolese women turn to beauty and fashion to create a sense of control and normalcy over...

In this issue of Lenny: Difficult People's Shakina Nayfack on being a trans woman in love; why one writer is giving up toxic friendships; how beauty and fashion are a weapon against war in the Democratic Republic of Congo; why men who preside over public restrooms should always provide tampons; and July horoscopes.

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Why I'm Saying Goodbye to Toxic Friendships
Sometimes losing a friendship can be more painful than losing a lover.
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Why Every Public Bathroom Should Have Tampons
"If you're a man who presides over a public bathroom, put tampons in it."
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Your July Horoscopes Are Here
An existential guide to the month ahead.
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On the Radical Act of Being a Trans Woman in Love
The Difficult People actress on her groundbreaking role, shaving her head, and subversive assimilation.
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