The Lenny Interview

Health Care Is a Human-Rights Issue
Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former surgeon general of the United States, on her life-long support for women's health.

Team Lenny in conversation with the people who inspire us most.

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Gabrielle Union Is Captain of Team Fuck It
Lena Dunham interviews the actress about her new memoir, being a public person, and fighting for what she deserves.
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Meriem Bennani's Feminine Mystique
An interview with Meriem Bennani on the power of youth culture, femininity, and the place of humor and cartoon in documentary.
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Tori Amos Is Celebrating Being Human
The singer-songwriter on Boys For Pele, and the rest of her confrontational, compassionate body of work.
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These Women Are Saving American Politics
In Trump's America, women are running for office in unprecedented numbers. Here are their stories.
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Playwright Paula Vogel on the Myth of Angry Feminism
How a desire to change the world comes from a place of love, not rage.
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Chris Kraus: Beyond "I Love Dick"
The I Love Dick writer talks about her new biography of Kathy Acker and more.
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Lorraine O'Grady: From Bureaucrat to Rock Critic to World-Renowned Artist
An interview with the category-defying artist and writer.
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The Lenny Imprint's Jenny Zhang Is on a Weird Journey All Her Own
Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, and author Jenny Zhang on Sour Heart, the debut book on the Lenny imprint.
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Three Iraqi Women Who Escaped ISIS Speak Out
"At night, the ghosts of our old lives will come, and no one can stand that heartbreak."
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When Lena Dunham Met Patsy and Eddy
Lena Dunham interviews Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, the heroines of Absolutely Fabulous.
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Maria Shriver on Why Alzheimer's Is a Women's Issue
More women get Alzheimer's than get breast cancer. Why aren't we talking about it more?
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The Essential Black, Southern, Woman Writer Who You Need to Know
An interview with Zandria F. Robinson.
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The True Story of the Nun Who Became an Attorney General
An interview with Arlene Violet, the crime-fighting nun of Rhode Island.
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Scorsese's Protégée and Her Daughter Are the Freest Women in Hollywood
A trailblazing mother-daughter duo on what it takes to triumph over sexism in Hollywood.
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John Waters: "I Love Women Who Hate Men and Hate Men Who Hate Women"
The universally beloved director loves women, hates Mike Pence, and wants us all to be Valerie Solanas.
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Vanessa Carlton Isn't Some Perfect Piano Pop-Song Girl
The singer-songwriter on her growth as an artist and woman after early success.
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Dorothy Allison on Why Working-Class Literature Is the Strongest
The novelist and memoirist talks about growing up poor, her '70s lesbian feminist collective, and meeting her obligations.
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Sheryl Crow Is a Sexual Being
The singer recaptures her youthful energy in her new album, Be Myself.
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Plum Sykes Loves Dead Party Girls
The Bergdorf Blondes writer revisits her youth for her new novel, Party Girls Die in Pearls.
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