Lena Dunham hit our screens back in 2012 when her hit TV show Girls was first aired. From that moment on, we begun to follow Dunham as we truly did want to find out she could be “the voice of my generation. Or a voice. Of a generation.”
Dunham has been hit many times with media organisations commenting on her weight and appearance, but she refused to indulge in their stereotypes and instead walked proudly on the set of Girls wearing very little and sometimes nothing.
Hannah Horvath, brought to life by Lena was one of the characters to have the most luck with men (or get unlucky in some cases) and was most often seen nude. While she try and exercise at times and eat healthily. The best thing about Hannah – and arguably the show – was that these were just average women trying to get through their 20s.
Dunham has been in the spotlight a lot in recent months, with her opinions of the US election being made loud and clear. However, she is once again being highlighted after US weekly magazine published an image with her on the cover with the caption “20 slim down diet tips.
When the magazine cover came out she took to Instagram to give her own 20 slim down tips.
20 slimdown diet tips! 1. anxiety disorder * 2. resultant constant nausea 3. an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny 4. constant sweaty dreams of dystopian future 5. abdominal adhesions pinning ovary below uterus * 6. baseless but still harrowing threats to physical safety online and through smail mail 7. watching institutions you love from Planned Parenthood to PBS be threatened by cartoon mustache-twirling villains 8. finally realizing superheroes aren’t real (specifically the X-Factor, really thought they’d handle this) 9. marching your ass off 10. a quiet rage that replaces need for food with need for revenge 11. sleeping 19 hours a day 12. realizing that even the liberal media wants dem clicks no matter whut 13. worrying ceaselessly about the health and safety of women you know and women you don’t 14. realizing who ya real friends are 15. having to switch from Uber to Lyft (lots of calories burned trying to understand a new app, then even more trying to understand if the conflict was resolved) 16. bladder spasms, urinary frequency and urgency * 17. having your phone number leaked and violent images texted to your phone by randos under names like VERYFATCHUCKYBOY@creepz.com 18. keeping your back arched against the wind 19. um, who the fuck cares? 20. I have no tips I give no tips I don’t want to be on this cover cuz it’s diametrically opposed to everything I’ve fought my whole career for and it’s not a compliment to me because it’s not an achievement thanx * Star indicates a pre-existing condition
Is this kind of honesty we can all get behind and we all need in our lives!
Words: Amy Jo Taylor