@lenadunham / Lena Dunham
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These past weeks have seen some amazing strides for women in my particular industry and beyond. The bravery of every person telling their story is MINDBLOWING and we're being taken SERIOUSLY. But if, like me, you are social media addict AND an assault survivor your nervous system may be suffering. (No, I didn't cry outside the supermarket trying to think of something delicious to eat, you did jerk!!!) This picture is of my beloved friend Russell Brown. He owns and operates @pokeacupuncture where he does treatments on all sorts of folk and also volunteers his time and skill at women's shelters. I met him over 6 years ago and because my gaydar is very poor and he is very beautiful I thought we would date. What happened was even better. Tonight he did a treatment on me called "foot overlooking tears" to release all the pain, anger and need for gummy frogs. I'm so lucky to know a healer who is a true friends and a big feminist weirdo. Though he was born male this time around, he is also my #WCW.
It was a wild honor to play history's most demented feminist prophet, Valerie Solanas on tomorrow's episode. The latest season of American Horror Story is the first piece of art work to truly address the rampant pain and insanity of this post-election world. It's surreal and it's all too real. I've loved every second of the series, just like I loved every second of embodying Valerie- her pain, rage, fear, loss and weird hat collection. So much love to Ryan Murphy @mrrpmurphy for his boldness and for resurrecting Val, Brad Falchuk @bradfalchuk for asking me to go hard, Crystal Liu for the killer script and Rachel Goldberg for directing the tits outta this. I got to act alongside so many beautiful women. This one's for all my ladies crying out to be known as more than a shadow. This one is for the people who refuse to play the game. This one is for corduroy- I've never worn so much fucking corduroy❤️ #SCUM #AHScult
Merwin spoke of war. These days, American life can feel like a kind of war, between those who believe that it's possible to do better and those who would have us fear that this is our best. Let's write our names in stone so nobody, nothing, can burn it down. I am here to love and fight and pray with you in the church that we create together.