Lena Dunham


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Thank you for all the love & concern that's been pouring in since Tuesday. Although I'm much healthier than I was a year ago, complications arose from my most recent endometriosis surgery.feedback
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May 19 2017
Lena Dunham has most recently been quoted in an article called 'I'm in the Greatest Amount of Physical Pain that I Have Ever Experienced'. Lena Dunham said, “Thank you for all the love & concern that's been pouring in since Tuesday. Although I'm much healthier than I was a year ago, complications arose from my most recent endometriosis surgery.”. Lena Dunham has been quoted a grand total of 46 times in 26 articles.
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I feel so lucky that my parents were people who were comfortable with therapy with medication and conversations about anxiety. I would tell my younger self that there's no shame in asking a teacher for help, telling a friend that you're uncomfortable and that it's just the same as falling down and scraping your knee. I would tell my younger self to squeeze my dog tightly and to read a book and to meditate and breathe. And to understand that I'm not alone that there are so many other kids like me who are suffering this way and the greatest thing I can do for them and myself is to be honest.feedback

We really wanted to try to be a part of, in our own small way, healing the very big divide that exists in our country right now. We're trying to look beyond the coastal states and really think about connecting to women, to people, in the middle of the country.feedback

It's political, but we're also trying to bring up issues that you can't really argue with. For example, a portion of our proceeds are going toward arts education organizations for girls in every city. People have a lot of really split opinions on social politics, but you basically have to be a mustache-twirling villain to have a problem with girls receiving arts education. It's all about trying to expand the way that women can have access to information that cracks their brains open. Jenni's and my entire ethos is really built around relationships between women.feedback

When you work in a corporate infrastructure the challenge of coming out about sexual harassment is so massive. And to see a woman who surmounted that and bravely made space for other women to do the same is just deeply inspiring.feedback

I don't fear typecasting – I experience it. It's a very uneven gender experience in our industry, where people just forget that women are actors; thus men are allowed to play a vast variety of types and parts, but when we [women] play one thing in the public eye or a success in any way, people go, Oh, so she's that.' I feel that the men on Girls have absolutely not been typecast in the same way.feedback

The only way to keep going would have been for these characters to keep moving into professional lives and marriage and children – and that wasn't the story we set out to tell. Plus, it's nice to finish when you still have a passion for what you're doing.feedback

When [Konner] came up with that idea – where it's all in Hannah's face, and for all intents and purposes, we don't even know what's going on below the frame – that was so appealing to me. I wanted to feel like there was a version where anything could be happening below the frame: The baby may have laughed, and Hannah may be gasping with pleasure and joy. It was all about Hannah realizing: 'Oh, he's here. He's actually here.feedback

You are not getting away from this without full nudity. We choreographed that pretty carefully. Jenni was like, This is Hannah now.' And we painted little stretchmarks on my sides – we really wanted the body to tell the story of what she's been through.feedback

[Your mother] will take care of you forever, even if it means endless, endless pain. So give me back my jeans!feedback

But, it's also one of the most inspiring creative experiences that you can have.feedback

Assuming everything that can be said about faux-test Pepsi ad has been said so I'm just gonna go with this: it didn't make me want Pepsi.feedback

My surgery went off without a hitch. When I emerged, cotton-mouthed, Randy told me something I hadn't expected to hear, maybe ever: there was no endometriosis left. Between my surgeries and hormonal intervention, I was disease-free. That doesn't mean it can never return, but for now, once my sutures have been removed and my bruises have changed from blue to yellow to green to gone, I will be healthy.feedback

All that will remain is my long-term relationship with pain, and it's time to get real about that. My pain – physical – distracted from my deeper pain – emotional, spiritual – and became the ultimate excuse. I had two modes: working and hurting. I was convinced there was nobility in it. There was certainly routine. So many people who suffer will never have the resources I've had. My job is to educate people, to try to change the pathetic lack of resources for endometriosis, but it's also to seize this gift. I'll be more useful that way.feedback

I've been on the birth-control pill on and off for almost fifteen years. It's the only thing that can control my endometriosis pain, and it's made my skin clearer, my moods more even, and my life altogether finer.feedback

I know that without the pill, I would not have been able to be a productive and functioning member of society, and that's not an exaggeration. I am genuinely nervous for the day I go off it in an attempt to get pregnant because it's such a big part of regulating my body, and the routine makes me feel really safe. Also, my pill case is a gorgeous, appropriately fleshy pink.feedback

I'd go off it whenever I broke up with someone or just felt restless. During one of those pill-less periods, I decided I was going to use the contraceptive sponge, newly back on the market. I was visiting a boyfriend and taking an eleven-hour Greyhound bus to get there. I was so excited to have sex and so intent on making it seamless and romantic that I inserted the sponge in the bathroom of the moving bus five hours before we arrived. My periods are painful and disruptive and can put me out of commission, so limiting them to a few times a year is better for my health and happiness.feedback

I walked around feeling as though my eyes–the windows to my soul–were missing some very essential drapery.feedback

I think for me the big thing was that Tracy just very clearly wasn't trying to change my body. I came to her and was like, I have endometriosis, I have chronic physical pain, I just want to feel stronger I just want to have a stronger core, I want to feel like I have more power throughout my day, how do I get there?' I like that she was coming at it from that perspective rather than like, I'd like to shrink six inches.feedback

I was pretty please to be able to bust that one out, I have to say. The photographer was very serious and French, and I was just sitting there and he was like, What do you want to do, what do you want to show me?' And I was like, This?' [pulling her leg over her head again] And he looked, pretty impressed.feedback

I was frustrated by it, because it really was evidence that as a woman in Hollywood, you just can't win. It's just so crazy because I spent six years of my career being called things like 'bag of milk' on the internet, baby cow, aging cow. I also just never felt self-conscious about it. I was like, anyone who's going to take the time to say something negative about my weight on the internet I wasn't particularly keen to impress anyway.feedback

I'm so naturally unathletic that I just go in and I'm thrilled if I can achieve anything.feedback

Everyone's been asking like, What have you been doing?' And I'm like, Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight.feedback

She "would never, ever intentionally trivialize the emotional and physical challenges of terminating a pregnancy.feedback

If what has to happen is that I get metaphorically strung up by my toes because I think we were all born equal and beautiful, then that's just what's going to happen.feedback

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