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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
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
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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Wendy Davis: I Fucking Hate To Lose
The Texas politician talks about why losing is powerful.
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Ellen Pao: Silicon Valley Sexism IS Getting Better
While harassment is still common, women are banding together to expose it—and hold men accountable.
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How Sports Gave Me Swagger
Director Gina Prince-Bythewood reveals how being an athlete in high school influenced her career.
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Jennifer Lawrence: "Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co‑Stars?"
The actress opens up about Hollywood's wage gap.
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