"I have many great passions in this life, but two stand out. The first is the creative empowerment of young women. The second is shoes: Dr. Martens in neon patent, burlesque-worthy bunny slippers, fuzzy Fenty slides by Puma. That's my vice.
So when Lakai Limited Footwear approached me about designing a custom sneaker, I knew exactly how to bring my two obsessions together: by using this shoe to celebrate bright and courageous girls all over the country. " - Lena Dunham
"That's why our sneaker design will benefit Young Women Empowered (Y-WE), an organization I cherish. Y-WE is committed to helping young women from diverse backgrounds to step up as leaders in their schools and communities, through intergenerational mentorship, intercultural collaboration, and creative programs of all kinds. I'm thrilled to announce that all my proceeds from the sale of the shoe will support this essential organization's work.
I first linked up with Y-WE in 2014, when I visited Seattle on my Not That Kind of Girl book tour. I was lucky enough to attend a Y-WE writing workshop with some incredible girls. I was completely blown away by these young women's passion, humor, and kindness, and — of course — their writing." - Lena Dunham
"When women can't create and have their voices amplified, we have nothing. When we are given the tools to express ourselves, we have everything. Every girl deserves a creative, supportive community like Y-WE.
Girls also teach us that creativity and friendship are better when paired." - Lena Dunham