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Life lessons and pearls of wisdom from Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham; writer, director, actress and all round VIP (that’s Very Impressive Person for the uninitiated).

Here at Stylist we have no shame in admitting that since the first episode of Girls hit our screens, we’ve been smitten with it’s creator who – as an aside –  was just 26 years old when she wrote the show.

The witty, sharp writing in Girls has resonated with women of every generation. And, both on her show and in interviews, Lena has won legions of fans with her candid answers, outspoken support of other women and by calling out critics and questioning double standards.

The writer, who was mentored by the inimitable and much missed Nora Ephron, has shared many of her personal life lessons on topics as varied as wearing pants to the legacy she’d like to leave behind.

We picked the best of her pearls of wisdom for your reading pleasure – notebooks at the ready, these make for pretty brilliant reading.



Mayim Bialik has a powerful message for men who call women ‘girls’

The Big Bang Theory star is sick of being called a girl

by Kayleigh Dray
28 Mar 2017

Adele emotionally explains why she may never tour again

“I don’t know if I will ever tour again”

by Kayleigh Dray
28 Mar 2017

Downton’s Jessica Brown Findlay on overcoming her eating disorder

The actor hopes that she can help other sufferers by speaking out.

by Moya Crockett
27 Mar 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the weekend

From Mother's Day celebrations to Cheryl's new arrival

by Nicola Colyer
27 Mar 2017

Orange is the New Black star Samira Wiley marries the show's writer

The brides wore Christian Siriano

by Anna Pollitt
27 Mar 2017

Kate Middleton opens up about motherhood and mental illness

“Your fundamental identity changes overnight.”

by Moya Crockett
24 Mar 2017

Oklahoma lawmaker says rape and incest are ‘the will of God’

Republican was defending a controversial anti-abortion bill

by Georgina Wilkinson
24 Mar 2017

The trailer for Emilia Clarke’s new horror film is utterly terrifying

Even Daenerys might have trouble with this one

by Amy Swales
24 Mar 2017

Emma Thompson reveals Donald Trump once asked her out on a date

Just imagine: Emma Thompson, First Lady of the United States

by Moya Crockett
24 Mar 2017

Kate Winslet recalls being called 'blubber' by school bullies

The Oscar winner had the last laugh

23 Mar 2017