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Amber Tamblyn On Female Intuition in Hollywood
The actress, writer, and director learns to listen to her gut after years of being told she's wrong.
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What It's Like to be a Female Butcher
On the disgust and respect that comes with butchery.
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Smash It Up and Start Again
How a car crash sparked a creative epiphany.
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On Coping with a Hyper-Aggressive Male Student
On the destructive presence of a hyper-aggressive male student.
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Using Our Authentic Voices
Leaning in to who you are and harnessing your political power, now more than ever.
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In the Company of Women
An excerpt from In the Company of Women.
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Gigi Hadid Will Not Accept Street Harassment, and Neither Should You
The supermodel talks to Lena Dunham about her attack by a stranger outside a Milan fashion show.
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Changing Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Culture from the Inside Out
On redefining what we see as a Silicon Valley CEO.
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Screw Mastery
On starting out in a new field in your 40s.
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The Biggest Mistake I Made At Work: Sarah McCarry
An abortion doula is forced to check her preconceptions.
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Why I Chose a "Small Play" over the Big Screen
Lupita Nyong'o on the power of being a part of Eclipsed.
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How It Ends
A journalist reflects on reentering the U.S. after being a war correspondent in the Middle East.
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Major Dramatic Question
A writer reflects on the experience of teaching without a college degree.
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Men in Airport Bars Ask: "What Do You Do?"
A writer reveals what men talk about when they talk about her writing
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Native Actors Deserve to Be Seen
Julia Jones examines the importance of representation in Hollywood.
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Talking with Black Women Engineers about Diversity in Silicon Valley
A roundtable discussion about the inadequacy of diversity rhetoric in Silicon Valley.
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Wendy Davis, Ellen Pao, and Kathryn Hahn Talk Summer Jobs That Changed Their Lives
Lenny editors and contributors reflect on their early work experiences and the lessons that they learned.
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Hypervisibility
Transparent's Hari Nef reflects on being a visible member of a marginalized community.
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Gillian Jacobs: Learning How to Act Like Myself
An actress, director, and only child reflects on being herself.
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Hearing the Call
Lena Dunham takes us back to the early, uncertain days of her career.
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