March 20, 2017

CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: #68 Lena Dunham (On Life Online)

Lena Dunham is a Golden Globe winner, best known for writing, directing, producing and acting in Girls HBO.

I met Lena Dunham in 2014 when I interviewed her for an online magazine about her book and since then we’ve kept in touch. She has been a huge supportive influence, also having generously given me a quote for my book.

She needs no introduction really but here it is. It is safe to say she is one of the most successful women in the biz right now.

Lena Dunham is a Golden Globe winner. Her first big break was in 2010, when her film Tiny Furniture and won the South by Southwest Film Festival’s best narrative feature award.

In 2014 she released her book Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned which went on to be a New York Times Bestseller (no surprises there.)

In 2015 she founded the online feminist Lenny Letter with her creative partner Jenni Konner. They have an advertising partnership with Hearst and they now have their own imprint at Penguin Random House.

Her podcast Women of the Hour is also one of my favourites which you should definitely go and listen to.

She is an outspoken advocate for Planned Parenthood and speaks honestly and openly about her struggles with endometriosis.

It was an absolute treat getting to hang out with Lena on a fun sunny Friday morning in London in her hotel room. Love this episode.

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