Jenni Konner ('GIRLS' writer) and Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham’s newest venture: a newsletter for women by women titled Lenny, isn’t due until sometime in the fall, but on August 17 she released a very powerful preview to subscribers. 

The newsletter, which touts itself as a provider of “feminism, style, health, politics, friendship” content by Dunham and Jenni Konner (executive and writer on GIRLS), released a Q&A between Dunham and Chenai Okammor, a friend and colleague of the late Sandra Bland. The interview celebrates Woman 4 Woman — a networking website of multi-generation women — that Okammor and Bland were working on before she died in a Texas jail

Dunham’s latest bout of feminism at its finest got us to thinking of all the ways she’s been inspiring us since the day we met her (not IRL, but still!). She might not possess the grace of let’s say fellow feminist Eva Perón, but the gal’s definitely got it. How do we love thee Lena Dunham, let us count the ways:

  1. Naked on GIRLS - Although GIRLS isn’t just about sex, we tip our hat to Dunham for accurately depicting how real sex can be at any size.
  2. Speaking of keeping it real on GIRLS: “I stopped wearing the nude patch after the first season of Girls. There's not one guy who works on that show who hasn't seen the inside of my vagina.”
  3. Wedding bell blues - Feminism doesn’t mean marriage isn’t for you. In fact, as independant as career women are in 2015, marriage is still something we’d like and Dunham made no qualms about expressing that to BF Jack Antonoff. Well, she eventually did regret it, however, she definitely is still dreaming of walking down the aisle like the rest of us (who pretend not to be).  
  4. Pain in the butt: Walking in heels is a pain, so why pretend we’re so fabulous in them when we’re really hating every second? Dunham is almost always in flats, and if she’s forced not to be she’ll take off those damn stilettos if she feels like it, regardless of who’s around.
  5. Flawless: The girl can also pull off her own Marilyn Monroe moment — albeit unknowingly.