So, here's the thing. Lena Dunham is my favorite person. Ok, not favorite as in FAVORITE of all time. She's my favorite person who I don't actually know.
I'm officially unseating Oprah. That's how much I love Lena.
She has a new book Not That Kind of Girl (which I have obviously already pre-ordered) coming out and to promote it she did this awesome series of advice videos that are not to be missed. Everything I love about her is present in these videos - her intelligence, her sense of humor, her empathy.
1. Can you dress provocatively and be a feminist?
" I bought a see through rain dress. I don't have a lot of place to wear it but I'm gonna."
2. How to make peace with your body
"Where as when I was at my biggest - and like running around Brooklyn in a romper - it was raining men."
3. When to end a friendship
"I'll hope you buy it but even if you don't I still feel very connected to you."
4. Why you shouldn't sleep with "garbage trash people"
"I had a train of the most disastrous despicable van dwelling monsters in my bed and in my life."
5. Overcoming insecurities as a writer
"And by sharing things that are close to you, you will connect to other people who feel alone in the world."
6. On Mental Illness
I just love that she included this one, which isn't funny or clever, but rather important and empathetic.
7. How to deal with bullies
8. Ending bad sex
"I don't think I even thought about whether I was enjoying sex until I was like 25."
9. What if your partner isn't funny
"It's right up there with - you know - don't hit me in the face and be vaguely attractive."
10. How to stop obsessing about death
"It's actually a little comical to me that I would think I have any authority to be afraid of it."
11. Comparing yourself to others
"Keep your side of the street clean."
12. Being told to be quiet
"Then I also said the word vagina very loud in the chocolate store."
Bonus points to whoever can find those kick ass earrings she has on.