Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO series “Girls,” is shutting down the online publication she co-founded three years ago. Dunham and other women behind the feminist newsletter Lenny announced the move today on the publication’s website.
Their farewell message was signed by Dunham along with Lenny co-founder Jenni Konner and editorial and creative director Molly Elizalde. In their letter, they credited their readers with creating “a space where new voices were safe to speak, and speak loudly.”
“What you have created — a fiercely passionate community of dedicated readers, writers, and artists — is more than we ever could have asked for,” they wrote. “Because, of course, Lenny IS you: every politician, every journalist, every activist, every illustrator, every athlete who shared her words here.”
The letter adds: “In the three years since we began, the Internet has opened up for underrepresented writers in ways we wouldn’t have predicted or believed from our 2015 bunker. It was an honor to be part of that brigade, and we can’t wait to see how those who forged that path keep holding space after Lenny is gone.”