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Lena Dunham Posts
15,480 Likes | 8 days ago | 68
Pops- you’ve been my number #1 since day one! And you put all the other boys to shame. This is you by my hospital bed....You’ve spent approximately two months of your life keeping me safe, entertained and connected...when I’ve been at my most vulnerable. And you make it seem easy. I could paint you with my eyes closed...but I’m keeping them open so I can look out for anyone or anything that would ever fuck with my top dude! Happy Father’s Day! And #happyfathersday to all the other legendary daddy-os out there! 🌟💗🎉
23,486 Likes | 8 days ago | 340
That 5 minutes pre-shower is like “anything can fucking happen people.” . Also, this week on #TheCWord, we talk about a woman from another era who battled chronic illness - the 19th century poet and artist muse #LizzieSiddal. Check out her riveting yet haunting life story on @hearluminary in the link up top! #WeWillNeverCallYouCrazy)
119,644 Likes | 10 days ago | 2,945
AHHHH! I'm so excited to announce I’m directing & executive producing a new series with @hbo called INDUSTRY. It’s all about the cutthroat world of international finance. Think Wolf of Wall Street meets Melrose Place! I've moved across the pond for the summer to shoot this - specifically Wales UK - which is a dreamy place with fairytale gardens, super sweet humans, and dragon mythology. So taking reccs on secret spots, cuisine, you name it! Stay tuned for more! ✨🏴 #IndustryHBO Link in bio for the details!
48,800 Likes | 10 days ago | 498
Thanks mom @manrepeller. (Seriously though....Need to print this and paste on my mirror/fridge/pets’ collar.)
10,678 Likes | 11 days ago | 133
I’m not in love with Jemima, you are !!! @jemima_jo_kirke
14,310 Likes | 14 days ago | 417
My supplies for the week 📚 Taking your suggestions too!
Gossip cops right here. And just in time for another episode of our podcast #TheCWord. This episode, we discuss #TaniaHead, the woman who claimed to survive 9/11 (She even went on to become the President of the World Trade Center Survivors' Network support group) before facts proved otherwise. Unbelievable? Grab your coffee and ruminate with us in the link up top. @hearluminary
10,380 Likes | 18 days ago | 193
It’s actually impossible to express in words the power of #TheSouvenir as a film, except to say it makes me believe in the magic of the moving image again and in a whole new way. This is the movie we need- about youth, about class, about art, about love, about addiction. I feel like Tiny Furniture was influenced by it even though The Souvenir was made almost 10 years later (time travel inspiration!?) What film has your attention this way?
58,050 Likes | 19 days ago | 636
Don’t you wish your girlfriend was incredibly lazy but freakishly flexible like me? (Swipe right...💖 the art @marywalls_; 📷 @nylonmag)
16,420 Likes | 21 days ago | 1,171
Serious question.....Which one are you? 👀 (Too cute @alpacababy_moushi )
51,933 Likes | 23 days ago | 403
I mean, hands up if you’ve been the lady above once or twice in life? Here are some outtakes of faux paparazzi shots we made for my new podcast #TheCWord. Alissa Bennett and I clearly had a blast bringing out our full cray-cray-shashay-away selves. Ep.4 went live today - talking living legend and iconic diva #MariahCarey during her “Glitter era”. Don’t miss this one folks. Link in my bio. ✨✨✨✨✨✨ @hearluminary
29,223 Likes | 25 days ago | 745
Taking a moment to recognize all my truest homies who are dealing with chronic illness and in pain. I see you, I hear you, and I’m rooting for you every day. Even if all you can do is sip coffee, you are a rollicking success. May is #EDSAwarenessMonth, so if you have Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and hypermobility spectrum disorders, I encourage you to join The EDS Global Registry to support the research of this uncommon and unknown life-threatening illness, educate health professionals, and create EDS experts globally so that our pain is understood and honored. Link in my bio. #EhlersDanlos #EDS
277,986 Likes | 26 days ago | 28,526
Any negativity that comes your way is just an excuse to love yourself even more, right? Comment below with a reason you love yourself. I’ll go first: I’m a sober accountable adult who still loves to get naked. Okay, GO! For every comment in the next week, I’ll be donating a dollar to @FriendlyHouseLA, a residential program for women recovering from substance and alcohol addiction. So guys, be liberal with your self-praise…💵
103,531 Likes | 27 days ago | 1,134
Channeling Jane Austen in Welsh gardens and wearing nightgowns all day. 🦋🐛🌿
9,398 Likes | 28 days ago | 167
Happy Memorial weekend friends. Yes, it’s still technically spring but summer is peeping around the corner like an overly curious neighbor. This is my newest painting of my muse @kaykasparhauser, wearing a sassy hat. I’m on a rollllllll…..who do you want me to paint like a french girl next? 🎨
32,436 Likes | 29 days ago | 582
It takes mad skills to have a hangover without drinking 🍸 🛌
9,899 Likes | 29 days ago | 96
You guys, for my podcast #TheCWord, my co-host Alissa Bennett and I dressed up in full 2000s girl-called-crazy elegance (translation: juicy couture for me, skin-tight sparkles for Alissa.) How did we do? 🙋🏽♀️💁🏽♀️ Also a brand-spanking new episode is out today, in which we discuss the former #NASA astronaut #LisaNowak, who famously drove from Houston to Orlando to confront her former lover’s new girlfriend. She was arrested after assaulting her with pepper spray, with a car full of suspicious items. The press called her “Astro-naughty” and police reports claimed she had been wearing adult-sized diapers so she did not need to stop to relieve herself during her drive, a claim which she later denied. Join us as we revisit her story on @hearluminary in the link up top. #WeWillNeverCallYouCrazy
45,152 Likes | 31 days ago | 517
A few years ago, I was chatting with @oliviawilde at an event where she was both pregnant and wearing a sparkly dress (and making both look easy.) She said she was thinking of directing a movie but was a little fearful. I said what I always say to women who want to make movies... “Just go for it!” (After all, dudes do things without knowing whether they’re actually capable of them all the time. See: the government). It turns out she had nothing to fear and NO reason to ask me for advice-- @booksmart is a miracle. Not only is it the funniest movie I’ve seen in years, it’s also the most inventive. Olivia directed the shit out of the warm and quietly revolutionary story, and the result is some of the most stylish and thoughtful work I’ve had the pleasure of seeing in a long time. Run, don’t walk-- this is one you’re going to want to see in theaters, with the Molly to your Amy... ❤️ 👭 #BooksmartMovie
53,196 Likes | 34 days ago | 429
Wait so that’s actually me. Onscreen. With my treasured scene partner/nugget @margaretqualley and some random dude. I think. I’m told. I wouldn’t know cuz I blacked out watching the @onceinhollywood trailer ahahgdhswhsgfafwff... Link in bio, and forever in my emotional bio! #OnceUponATimeInHollywood
17,747 Likes | 35 days ago | 223
Thank you @diane_keaton for being on Instagram. You are all that is good about social media. In honor of you, I made this. 🎩 Also, the time you mistook me for @juddapatow’s wife and then for a lesbian was the best day of my life.
9,427 Likes | 37 days ago | 124
It’s Saturday and Ingrid looks super thrilled. Why? Because there’s an all new episode of #TheCWord out @hearluminary. Deets up in stories. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one. (Also...who can deal with that face? She looks like an angry Airbnb owner coming home to her trashed hot tub. 😂)
10,864 Likes | 38 days ago | 134
Board meeting in session
5,331 Likes | 40 days ago | 160
Instead of dismissing the women that society have called crazy, Alissa and I are dissecting the narratives that once chronicled their downfalls. New episodes are unveiled every Saturday on @hearluminary. There are even special guest appearances by my faves @siamusic and @margaret_cho! #TheCWord #WeWillNeverCallYouCrazy
27,222 Likes | 41 days ago | 204
Mom, I finally feel seen!!! jk you see me everyday and it’s the best present ever. 💞💞💞 Also, pink rules. @lauriesimmons
66,728 Likes | 42 days ago | 811
I may own a birthday bitch hat, but IRL I’m no big birthday bitch. For someone who loves both attention and presents, I’ve sure cancelled a lotta bday parties at the last minute (a special sorry to @mattpolf who had already hired a crafting teacher last year, and @lesleyarfin who was ready to DJ in 2011.) I used to think there was something a bit unseemly about an adult leaning into their birthday, until I realized I was actually just jealous of the confidence and self-love it takes to say “it’s my day, people!” I often felt I was making up for some original sin and that the nicest thing I could do for others on my birthday was make myself as unobtrusive as possible (it never worked and I usually either barfed or cried.) But this year is different. This year I’m... wait for it... happy. And so grateful for where I am, who I am, and everyone who has helped me on my journey to health & sobriety. 32 was good to me, and for 33 I wanted to say a big old thank you. So I hosted a Spring fundraiser for @friendlyhousela (the first recovery home for women in the United States) in LA last week. It was the best day ever and @anniecampbell literally brought a Pinterest board to life!!! And today, rather than presents, I’d love for you to donate to Friendly House, which is dedicated to helping women navigate the journey through addiction to recovery. It’s a journey I know first hand can only be attempted with love and support, which is why I have started a scholarship fund for women who are determined to recover but don’t have the financial means to begin. Go to the link in my bio to donate. Thank you to everyone who came out to support last week; you melt my heart. Thank you for the birthday wishes. And a special thank you to those of you who donate. It brings me such joy to think of how together we can directly affect so many women who have forgotten that they matter. Let’s remind them! Lots of LOVE xo
6,710 Likes | 43 days ago | 34
Happy Mother’s Day to America’s Preeminent Hot Jewish Luxury Goth! You’re my everything @lauriesimmons! #HappyMothersDay 💓
2,672 Likes | 44 days ago | 85
Hey party freaks. I want to tell you guys about my new podcast “The C-Word,” that launches today! It's a chat show about women who society has called crazy, from the perspective of a woman who society really loves to call crazy 🙋🏻. Co-hosted with my dearest love and historian of bad behavior, Alissa Bennett, we look at the lives and reputations of some of history's most notorious tabloid staples. These are women we called "crazy", women whose public downfalls we consumed from our armchairs and computer keyboards with bowls of popcorn at the ready. On the show, we're looking to parse the discourse around these women, debunk the myths and dissect cultural stereotypes…while coming from a place of compassion and empathy. Because some of the things these women have done aren't so different from things we've all done--which may be why they frighten us and fascinate us. Our first episode covers the life of celebutante and Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson. Trust us, it's a good one. So if you're somebody who finds yourself deep diving into the Daily Mail comment sections, or you're a passionate student of pop culture, or even if you've just been called "crazy" yourself...Then Alissa and I have a show for you. Join @hearluminary with my link (Luminary.link/Lena) to listen for three months free! Link to the episode up in my bio.
4,642 Likes | 44 days ago | 67
Get mad, sad, and bad with Alissa Bennett and me on our new podcast, “The C-Word” Launching tomorrow on @hearluminary. We’re ready to rescue the reputations of the discarded women of history! Thanks for the love, @refinery29. Link in bio. #TheCWord #WeWillNeverCallYouCrazy 💔
29,810 Likes | 45 days ago | 367
the only way!!! yes @lianafinck
12,543 Likes | 46 days ago | 109
See you tonight @Latenightseth. I can't promise I'll behave, given that I am coming specifically to talk about #TheCWord. (My new podcast on @hearluminary with Alissa Bennett)
48,494 Likes | 48 days ago | 643
I’m not considered a fashion icon. Heck, I can barely get on a red carpet without a full exegesis on my lack of care for my appearance. But I have always loved fashion. You know, the way girls who fantasize about being business witches and mermaid mayors love fashion. Fashion as fantasy, escape and expression. Little known fact: the first time I saw @jemima_jo_kirke was in a @voguemagazine article about kids who love designer duds that I was in as well (she was photographed, I was only quoted. The start of a life long trend.) I fell in love with her saucy face and effortless way of moving through the world, and it took years for me to accept that mine was a different kind of style. I am not effortless. In fact, I’m actually effort*ful*! I don’t dress to accentuate a swan-like shape. I don’t know how to casually rock a pair of sunglasses and ripped jeans. My body is ungainly and it bulges and it yells, but it’s mine and it deserves to be draped in clothing that expresses my innate sense that we are living in a cosmic joke, one that is so LOL scream out loud pee ya pants funny and that we should celebrate every day. @christopherkane understands. He lets women be playful and aggressive and powerful and childlike and he demands “more joy!” Yes, sir. And thank you 🎈 (link in bio for more on our adventure in latex)
77,416 Likes | 48 days ago | 802
Who wants to cum over l8r to wash the glitter off our latex? #metgala2019 #notesoncamp #bestthemeever
37,784 Likes | 49 days ago | 328
Enjoying a balanced breakfast #metgala2019 #modeldiet
9,491 Likes | 49 days ago | 219
This is the painting I made of the extremely punk scar that my love @kaykasparhauser has sustained because Ehler-Danlos Syndrome is for kool kids!!! Yup, it’s pretty hip to have a group of linked yet mysterious symptoms that cause pain and disability but also make you highly compelling (but seriously, some people I love have this misunderstood/under researched genetic disorder and so do I! My spirit sisters include Kay, @karolynprg & @pchza and I feel lucky to have a gang of tough chix who let me complain about the lack of collagen in my connective tissue.) Could this be you or someone you love? Well, I was actually first diagnosed by a kind and resilient woman I’ve never met IRL who read about my health troubles and had a guess. We chronically ill women are often our own best advocates and healers and we can help each other to find answers. So, happy Ehler-Danlos Syndrome awareness month! https://www.ehlers-danlos.com
31,413 Likes | 50 days ago | 291
“Everything goes. I am working very hard at not thinking about how everything goes.” Joan Didion, Play It As It Lays ☀️ Goodbye for a little while, Los Angeles. You have been such a blindingly sweet surprise these last 10 years as I’ve made a beautiful home with @greer_lankton_archives_museum and learned that family takes different forms than I imagined and joy can be as simple as a purple door. I am off for some adventures in other cities and countries because my heart and body are ready to make new things from new places, and when I’m back in your arms I will hug and kiss you harder than I ever have. Keep the princess bed warm, kittens, and don’t forget that avocado is not a religion and pilates isn’t a lifestyle but skepticism isn’t much fun either, and therein lies the magic of LA. Til soon.
69,616 Likes | 53 days ago | 556
#tbt remember that time you were at the Met for the most magical night of the year and you felt something weird down there and your surgical wound had opened on its own and looked like something from Lord of the Rings maybe even the ring itself and you teetered to the bathroom to page a doctor and @jemima_jo_kirke laid you down on the cool floor and you moaned “oh my God I’ve ruined everything” and @mgyllenhaal was petting your feet and @caradelevingne was making cute faces and before you could cry @cassblackbird said “stop! You’re going to want this picture later.” And she was right. Oh, Met, I am coming 4 you.
23,291 Likes | 54 days ago | 251
The mother & daughter that nightgown together... probably die in the same bed? Not sure, but I really love you @lauriesimmons
8,017 Likes | 55 days ago | 55
field notes 4/28- came upon an influencer in the wild
9,345 Likes | 57 days ago | 133
Religion is filling your hands with paperbacks @strandbookstore (support indie booksellers read books give books as gifts books are my truest friends they never bail or judge or sleep with your ex or subtweet📚)
103,935 Likes | 58 days ago | 809
If you had told me when I was listening to Speak Now in my childhood bedroom and cry-eating a baguette that not only would I meet @taylorswift but that she’d be a ride or die, never give up when it’s tough, magical fairy of a friend I would have told you to go listen to Teardrops on My Guitar and leave me alone. But almost 7 years in and she’s still the best. Her new song & video (Me) is the pastel fantasy we need right now 🧼 🐚 ☁️ 🌸 ☔️ Listen & watch, again & again! (Also don’t stand next to her if you don’t like looking like a precocious child in an SNL wig in all joint photos...)
1,457 Likes | 59 days ago | 33
If you find yourself in #NOLA for @jazzfest next weekend, check out my friends @redtruckgallery who have graciously included my water color/ink portraits In the lineup for their show “EXPLODIR”! The focus of my practice is art as therapy, women who use the creative process as a means of survival, recovery, healing and growth. Basically I just like to paint pics of intense eccentric broads (images of @chelseahandler @batshevadress @aminatou & @willa.3 are included here.) I will continue to work with Red Truck as I delve deeper into this medium. Make sure to catch the other talented artists I’ll be hanging alongside @sean__morris @hydeon @tinylittlelives @mister_caitlin @po_nwar @fragmentation @homelesscop @alexeckmanlawn @alexyanes @poni @moon_patrol and @jayriggioart @marimarki The opening reception is Friday May 3rd 7-10PM
10,105 Likes | 59 days ago | 180
I love literature!
25,606 Likes | 60 days ago | 402
I met Alissa Bennett my freshman year of college. I was a miserable virgin who had spent my life savings on a pair of Stella McCartney heels I wore every day even though I have a genetic condition that makes walking in stilettos nearly impossible. She was a twice married international model who had returned to college but was so worldly and sophisticated that we were all afraid to talk to her. She was obsessed with Victorian notions of female virtue and she often wore antique mourning jewelry made of real human hair. She also worked full time at an exclusive boutique that would have sold Vetements if Vetements existed yet and she was writing a thesis that focused on the sexual appeal of the tubercular woman. I once called her goth and she corrected me. One day she found me weeping in the bathroom because my hairless cat Thor was in the hospital. My tears made her cry, and she hugged me and told me she was also having a hard week because her husband (who she had recently married for the second time) was having an affair with some fancy rando. I decided anybody who hurt Alissa was my enemy and that I would use all my powers to humiliate them for crossing such a smart sleek bitch. Back in class she winked at me. The school year ended. I transferred and she graduated, got a job, became a mother, wrote zines and reviews and stories and checks. Then one day on Instagram I happened upon a page that told ornate tales of celebrity death, commenting not only on the lurid details but also on the culture that drives famous and desired people to self immolate. I was like “wow who is this genius?” It was Alissa. I wrote, simply, “I found you.” Now we have a podcast called The C Word that launches May 11 only on @hearluminary. The C Word is crazy, not cunt, though we use that too. We talk about women who history (and the internet) has called crazy, and their stories are a way for us to better understand ourselves. That’s always the case with celebrity, with the salacious details o
44,753 Likes | 61 days ago | 594
Just a quick pic to celebrate @taylorswift’s new Instagram filter and also to commend myself for having gone a whole year without chopping off my hair with kitchen scissors in a fit of dramatic self-loathing!
4,628 Likes | 62 days ago | 73
hey @harinef this is what I was doing while we talked on the phone about our feelings for an hour. it’s a painting of me pretending to be you.
4,014 Likes | 63 days ago | 41
It’s OK to say, I’m not OK. Friendly House is ready to have your back. Nothing but love for this wonderful community of women. If you’re struggling - make this your first step toward taking hold of your future. http://friendlyhousela.org/ ♥️ @kateylous @friendlyhousela
14,099 Likes | 64 days ago | 170
me celebrating easter
34,020 Likes | 66 days ago | 425
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#fbf only for you @autumndewilde 📷 🐆
27,663 Likes | 66 days ago | 256
tfw when you think you’re a fashion blogger but your mother is like “think again”
34,149 Likes | 69 days ago | 626
I WEAR USED CLOTHES. I love the originality, softness and that each one has a story. I love turning someone's trash into my own personal treasure. I’m thrilled to partner on the @thredup X @OliviaWilde and @ConsciousCo #ChooseUsed Collection to spark a conversation around textile waste. (thredUP.com/ChooseUsed or link in bio to shop). They have re-designed thousands of used items into retro statement pieces that celebrate clothing re-use - all to combat the fashion waste crisis. Fashion is the second most polluting industry after oil. Keeping clothes in circulation longer makes an actual difference (hence keeping all my old granny panties - doing what I can for the cause, people!) Repost with tag @thredUP and #ChooseUsed and thredUP will donate $1 to the Circular Fashion Fund. #ad
31,694 Likes | 70 days ago | 403
“lucky that my breasts are small and humble so you don’t confuse them with mountains” - Shakira/LD2019
18,766 Likes | 72 days ago | 232
back in the saddle
47,459 Likes | 73 days ago | 891
engagement photo shoot 💍
106,360 Likes | 75 days ago | 2,975
Today I’m in the miraculous position of being one year sober. I’ve done a lot of cool things in this life, but none has brought me the peace, joy and lasting connections that being part of a sober fellowship has (not even all girls camp. Sorry, Bunk Kingfisher.) Life is full of problems, but the cool thing about this one is that there is a solution: in every city, in many countries, you can find a group of people who are working hard to live sober, accountable lives and want to support you on your quest to do the same. I didn’t know I had an issue with drugs for a long time: because they were doctor prescribed, because I was outwardly successful and not a wild in da club party chick. But wouldn’t you say that hurting people you love is an issue? Wouldn’t you say feeling lost and lonely much of the time is an issue? Wouldn’t you say wearing shorts to a movie premiere *is* an issue? Sobriety hasn’t fixed my world. Life is still challenging- that’s the nature of the game. But every day I am surprised by the richness and depth of, well, reality. I don’t need to escape this beautiful carnival. Instead, I’m on the ride. Please remember you are never too far gone, too broken or too unique. There are people in plain sight waiting to help you. Let’s do this.
18,198 Likes | 76 days ago | 135
It’s a real toss up as to who loves @chelseahandler more, Ingrid the dog or me. I am so glad I got to paint her wise pretty LOL face the night before her book release. Today, her new memoir Life Will Be The Death of Me is available everywhere and imho it’s the most personal and honest thing she’s ever shared, and that’s really saying something. I’m proud of ya, mama 😍 🎨❤️
40,479 Likes | 77 days ago | 159
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28,203 Likes | 80 days ago | 316
Just painted a quick picture of the inner ME!
20,298 Likes | 81 days ago | 194
Don’t worry @hearluminary she is hard at work on this podcast 🎧
42,532 Likes | 82 days ago | 743
sometimes the thing you’re most scared of being called is the best thing you can call yourself. thank you @havenstudiobk for labeling me... and to my sisters in this dizzying but starry slog- i am lasso’d to you!
75,061 Likes | 84 days ago | 553
Being best friends with her is like a hair raising all-nighter with some very romantic interludes. Let’s hope y’all get the same treatment on Instagram. Welcome to the jungle @jemima_jo_kirke 💎
48,533 Likes | 85 days ago | 1,089
Anyone who knows me (or knows *of* me) equates me with 2 things: nudity and pelvic pain. I’ll take it if it lets me spread the good word. And now, I’m dating & connecting my scars from 12 surgeries as part of my endo sister @georgiewileman’s campaign #thisisendometriosis (March is endometriosis awareness month) to raise awareness of endometriosis and the multiple surgeries that are performed every year to try and ease the symptoms of an incurable disease that effects roughly 1 out of 10 women, yet is so often ignored or dismissed as a mental health issue (uh yeah, when you ignore our pain it sure becomes one!) Let’s make some noise this coming bikini season. PS: Should I just go for it and make these lines permanent? PPS: Trying to write the dates upside down on my stomach is the only downside of living alone.
70,132 Likes | 86 days ago | 414
On this day in 2013, Agnes Varda told me she just couldn’t stop making things, that she wrote every morning starting at 4am. She showed me a notebook full of drawings of possible props and then she finished the leftover drinks on all the tables around us. It was her idea to pound it out. Rest in power to the best ever to do it.
60,703 Likes | 89 days ago | 397
So I made a rule this year I wouldn’t go to any parties with more than 5 people. But I had to break it to celebrate this woman. We all know she’s the best comedic actress (hell, actor) of our time. But did you know she’s also the kindest, coziest and most supportive woman in show business? There’s a reason she’s JLD and we’re not. So fucking tickled to call her my friend and I’ll be so homesick for Veep (the new season is demented btw, it’s just so good.)
21,543 Likes | 91 days ago | 270
Pussy is God
96,796 Likes | 92 days ago | 1,589
Whenever someone wears a beret socially I’m just like “who the fuck do you think you are?”
25,369 Likes | 95 days ago | 1,144
Ending a 25 year relationship with a long overdue Dear John #later #itsover #itsbeenreal
12,463 Likes | 95 days ago | 98
Is there any joy like reading the wise words of talented friends? Grab the latest from @amberrosetamblyn (Era of Ignition) and @andrewrannells (Too Much Is Not Enough) and you have all the company you need for Spring ‘19 #booksareforlovers
65,749 Likes | 97 days ago | 1,236
I spend a lot of time alone in my room, posing for my own paintings and wondering how people can get what they really want. Read my latest for @voguemagazine at the link in my bio 🥀
18,812 Likes | 101 days ago | 271
Cozy at any cost- go read my treatise on the art of being cozy no matter what for @nytimes 🛌 (google it BB!)
33,934 Likes | 103 days ago | 413
INGRID: I want to be the first woman to fly an airplane solo across the Atlantic! ME: But Amelia Earhart already did that... INGRID: Fuck her, never heard of her.
55,536 Likes | 106 days ago | 440
when you tell me to “send nudes”
13,820 Likes | 108 days ago | 165
History? More like HOTstory. (I tried. I failed. Now I’m a ghost that haunts the midlands.)
22,783 Likes | 110 days ago | 426
Nowhere to go but up (or down, down could happen too if I’m clumsy) 🏰
16,158 Likes | 112 days ago | 247
Bursting with giddiness and light to announce that I’m co-hosting a new podcast for @hearluminary with my true love and top bitch Alissa Bennett called THE C-WORD. Stayed tuned for more news about this joy bomb, where we dig into the lives of historical women who society called mad, sad, or just plain bad. Sound familiar? Just you wait ❤️📻❤️
64,191 Likes | 114 days ago | 941
2002 was weird
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I’ve spent a lot of time in this life feeling like too much. Too hungry. Too anxious. Too loud. Too needy. Too sick. Too dramatic. Too honest. Too sexy (jk lol.) I was always sent the message, in insidious ways, that I took up too much room and demanded too much from life and sometimes gave too much to people who didn’t want any at all. But something has changed, and it started when I realized: I don’t have to be *for* everybody, and that for the right people, my too much is just enough. My too much also means I have room for their too much and we can take turns too muching all over each other. At 32: I weigh the most I ever have. I love the most I ever have. I read and write and laugh the most I ever have. And I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. Not the frail, precarious happiness of “things are going perfectly.” The big, generous, jiggly happiness of “I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of this.” Not too much... Just enough.
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5 years ago today, right here on insta, I announced Not That Kind of Girl. Through the process of writing and releasing it I formed some of my deepest bonds and also felt some pretty sharp, and pretty public, pain (btw, I feel I was very before my time and trend setting when it comes to getting dragged on Twitter!? Never say she wasn’t cutting edge...) But most of all, it taught me that I was put on this earth to write. And having a purpose feels pretty good, even when it hurts. I love that I can write even when I’m too sick or sad or unshowered to be in the world, and that it keeps me in the world despite myself. We all have stories that need to be told, but most people never receive the necessary encouragement. Nobody needs permission to be a writer, but it helps. So in honor of this personal holiday, I’ll be donating to @girlswritenow ✏️ so that the next generation of girl scribes can bless us with *their* inner monologues. Meanwhile, I look forward to giving you more of me to do with what you will. I’m very, very grateful.
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Do I look proud to be standing next to this woman? Well I am, because she’s not just a loving, present and utterly ferocious mother- she’s also an IRL genius. Today her career retrospective exhibit opened at @mcachicago. Laurie Simmons: Big Camera, Little Camera. Hey Chicago cuties- please go! In honor of my mother’s activism around the gender wage gap, people affected get discounted admission (you get to decide what “affected” means.) I love you mama and thank you for telling so many beautiful stories with your 📷 .
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rare sighting of bed creature venturing beyond natural habitat
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She wakes me up so gently ❤️
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Celebrating life and love the only way we know how through art and laughter. Spend a lovely #VDay with us at @lacma ⚡️💕⚡️
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I’m coming out of the closet as a passionate watercolor hobbyist, one whose favorite subjects are complicated women, mostly @kaykasparhauser @realmiafarrow @mariahcarey @katemossagency plus New York school painters like Grace Hargtigan, Helen Frankenthakrr and the like. And who can blame me? To behold and translate them is healing. Who and what heals you? 🎨 🐚
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My brother @mattpwolf is playing with medium format and caught me in my element- with a hairless animal in an unmade bed at high noon, smiling when tears would suffice. I love this crooked little life I’ve made and I sure hope you’re feeling similarly today.
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Hey @stassischroeder I’m a little early but happy National #OOTD Day!
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With friends like @julieklausner who needs enemies??? I challenged this b🍋tch to bake me a gluten free cake w/o refined sugar (auto immune disease glamour) and she succeeded in an almost offensive way. While you’re celebrating a sport where a man steals another man’s leather oval, I’ll be enjoying a baby-sized lemon loaf! Heaven ☁️ is loving a Jewish girl 😍
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“I was not ashamed of valuing my private life more highly than my work; that, to my mind, is what everyone ought to do.” - Diana Athill. Read my love letter to this uncomplicated queen 👑, 🔗 in bio.
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My bff @pokeacupuncture made these for me as a form of #2019 motivation. Which motivational slogan am I this week? (And yes, it works, I’m feeling very motivated)
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Patron saint of the lost but brave #MaryOliver 🙏🏼
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This painting by Lee Krasner looks like how I want 2019 to feel: colorful, madcap, powered by instinct and connection. It looks like the buzz and zip of creativity in action. And it looks like fruit loops. Mmm, fruit loops. Happy #2019, people ❤️
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An honor and a privilege! @violadavis @julieklausner @angelatrimbur @hollywoodreporter #womeninentertainment
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Your Art Will Save Your Life by @bethpickensconsulting is our December book of the month. It is an inspiring, beautiful, supportive read for anyone trying to get their creative path on the right track, especially in this political climate. Use #keepit100ld to stay in the discussion.
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#Repost @theaidsmemorial @pokeacupuncture ・・・ 🔻 . “Eugene Arnold Krakower, New York, NY. . When I was about 7 or 8, Uncle Gene took my brother and I to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The streets were packed and freezing, but my Uncle had been a union electrician for the City of New York like his father and knew the construction sites on the parade route. . Uncle Gene hoisted us up on a definitely-not-child-safe scaffolding where we watched Mighty Mouse and Kermit in full vibrancy and spectacle three stories about all the regular people crammed in at street level who didn’t have a magical uncle. . Uncle Gene was a rascal- wickedly funny and full of playful disobedience. He was so different than my parents’ “normal” pale friends with their Camrys and swimming pools and stiff children with whom I was meant to play. . He was equal parts kid and grown-up, and had boats, and explosives, and a menagerie of wild pets including a bobcat who once famously bit my father on the ass. Uncle Gene thought it was hysterical. . Uncle Gene was so fully his own thing and he gave zero fucks, even though he died in 1990, thirty years before basic people would coin the expression. . He made all the other populace of my world feel so flat. Uncle Gene was always vertical, three stories tall, ecstatically alive with color and mischief.” — by @pokeacupuncture . #whatisrememberedlives #theaidsmemorial #aidsmemorial #worldaidsday #worldaidsday2018
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LENNY SAYS is back! To kick of Season Two, we're talking about all kinds of change--from the big, earth-shaking kind to the tiny shifts which change your soul. Be sure to listen exclusively on Spotify! Link in my bio.
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Oh please. I’m too much woman for you, Ryan 😍🥰
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Can’t promise much, but I swear I’ll always look you right in the eye 📷 @gigilaub
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pretty pretty princesses
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TFW you feel it so hard that you take it from stories to feed
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So when I met fellow endometriosis haver @lifeabove_endo on the Internet a few years ago, I certainly never imagined we’d be spending Thanksgiving hugging tightly. But after endless back and forth (and 2 hysterectomies later) we are bonded for life. This time last year I was recovering and Jenneh was prepping for major surgery. And so this smiling picture means an extra lot to me because I know where we’ve been, and boy have we earned it. The World Wide Web can be pretty hairy, but its ability to connect us is something to be grateful for, as is this singular woman. Here’s hoping you have surprises to be grateful for. PS turns out infertile ladies can get pregnant... with fucking BREAD BABIES.
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It is with *an attitude of gratitude* not a knack for lack that I approach this holiday, and give thanks for: my colored pencil hobby-my chosen family-my oldest friends-Paul & Greer-power clashing-this dailymail headline about Frankie J Grande’s throuple-Rita Tushingham-my sweet nurses when I was last in ER-my yellow painter’s smock jacket-vintage sunglasses 🌸 and all of you, who make this world a little brighter and more “iconic” as the kids say. Endless admiration!
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TBH care of the only @robynkanner
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I mean honestly!!! #campingHBO on tonight 🕊
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We do weddings, Bar Mitzvahs & retirement homes!!!
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Today marks 22 years since the world lost artist Greer Lankton. I’m lucky enough to live with and love (and bicker the crazy with) her widower @greer_lankton_archives_museum. At my house we do all we can to support her legacy, and you can too if you go to LACMA and see her work in Outliers and The American Vanguard. Opening today. I love you Greer, thank you for adding sparkle to every aspect of my world and reminding me to lead with vulnerability and fucked up glamour. I’ll try and take care of Paul for you ❇️
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This is coming together nicely... See you tomorrow, my Manchester-phile psychos 🌺 link in bio
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The sweet holiday irony of them birthing hips on a girl with no uterus. Happy Saturday from my family 2 yours!
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New armpits, who dis? (you didn’t ask for this on a Thursday but you know who to count on to give it to you and that’s me) 👍🏼
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What a difference a year makes... First photo was indeed a year ago today, on the first night after my hysterectomy for severe endometriosis. I was smiling but my eyes say it all: full of anxiety and grief that I couldn’t locate through the layers of pain meds and benzos. Severe undiagnosed PTSD, feelings that my worth and purpose were being taken from me, angry and self-pitying with no sense of how I’d emerge. Plus, my hair had fallen out in odd clumps and I’d taken it upon myself to dye what remained electric blue cuz if you’re gonna spiral why not SPIRAL (shout out to @joanaavillez for being a true friend and bringing Manic Panic when I demanded it at night in the hospital, though. I love you Jo.) The second pic was taken tonight, happy joyous and (substance) free. The last year hasn’t been all roses and Kenny G songs, but it’s been proof enough for me in the presence of the divine. The divine- it’s been there in the kindness of my family, friends, chronically ill folks online. It’s also been there in the moments where I cried myself to sleep, shocked by the sounds coming out of me. It’s in the light slanting on my comforter, the resilience of my best friend’s baby clonking her head then giggling, the new hairs sprouting at my temples. Mostly I’ve found it in my own strength, because who the fuck knew. And I don’t mean strength as in powering through. I mean strength as in vulnerability, feeling it all, taking it as it comes and dancing even with a hospital grade pad in my underwear. I surprised myself. I bet you can surprise yourself too.
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party in my bed & u just wish u were invited
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Hump day, ammirite?
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*THIS IS A PSA ABOUT BEAUTY & JOY* Once a year I go through my clothing so I can donate it or sell it for a good cause (last year was Planned Parenthood. This year will be @seespotrescued.) I am lucky enough to be the recipient of a lot of free stuff, because the horrible irony is the more able you are to afford in this world the more is offered to you. I have had the chance to wear designer “frocks” beyond my wildest dreams and an invitation to show up in some very glamorous places. But as I reflect on what I’ve worn and when I’ve felt the most beautiful, it has absolutely nothing to do with: how lovely my dress is, how thin I am, how obedient my hair is being. It’s completely and totally related to my smile. My joy factor is commensurate to how attractive I feel and how attractive I look has brought me zero joy. When I look at these pictures, I see sequins and satin and fantasy, but I also see moments of true comfort in my skin because I knew I was being of service to the world around me. There are also moments of desolate sadness where I couldn’t crack a smile because I had barely left my bed that day (or had barely left my own spiraling brain. Or barely eaten, which brings on compliments and don’t even get me started on that shit.) Today I wore sweats all around the city and smiled at everyone I knew and didn’t know. It was potent and magical and I’m still figuring out how to readily access that smile, but I know it’s the only beauty tip that has worked #asmileismystyle 😀 #worldkindnessday
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Just got my yearly evaluation from my boss and he loves my flexible attitude! 🔛🔝🤙🏼
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There is nothing that brings me more peace and relief than an afternoon in the ocean in Malibu. Wishing those affected there and in Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, and Paradise some semblance of peace and relief today. Grateful for the heroic firefighters battling the #CampFire #HillFire and #WoolseyFire and getting people to safety. Support these heroes as they work overtime and overtaxed and we need them to work safely, please consider donating to @cafirefound 🌊 (art by @3fishstudios)
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have a perfect weekend 💕
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Oh no I tried a Kylie lip kit and now everyone is attracted to me this is a disaster!!!
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Spice World 🌎 🇬🇧 🌍
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When I vote, I feel powerful and like the lady I was meant to be. That’s special and rare. Thanks for the natural high, America 🇺🇸 🗳 🇺🇸
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I really love this deep cut from #AbFab, swipe ⬅️...these ladies while constantly inebriated were surprisingly woke. Also while I have you are you voting tomorrow? You totally should. The team at @omgwtfvote sent me some great voting guides to share with you specifically if you’re in Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas, and Florida. Check it out in my Stories...take it to the polls, take yourself to the polls. Exercise your rights, your voice, for democracy! 🗳🗣✌🏼
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BALLOTS AND BOOBS. #VOTE. Also I put a pretty sweet link in my bio that’s a smorgasbord of voting deets for Tuesday. Literally the FAQ to end all FAQS. Check it out 🗳
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FINAL FILM!! #10daymoviechallenge and I’m nominating @mf.goodtimes and @johnaugust ✨ thank you for supporting my support of @ghettofilmschool 🎞 🎥 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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We’re not in Kansas anymore... (but if you are in Kansas, please #voteblue) 🗳💙
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Film 9 of #10daymoviechallenge and I’m nominating @jenoaharlow and @abbywambach ✨ as always supporting @ghettofilmschool 🎞 🎥
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“HER” is film 8 of #10daymoviechallenge and I’m nominating @nicolerichie and @andrewrannells ✨ as always supporting @ghettofilmschool 🎞 🎥
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Guess what y’all? I’m on @armchairexppod today with this legend of mental health advocacy and killer fatherhood! I talk about some pretty real & v sensitive stuff that I didn’t plan to discuss, but @daxshepard is such a warm and loving super dude that I kinda had no choice. Do me a favor and listen to the pod and lemme know if you relate? Link in bio 👂
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It’s your turn @amykinla @meganomullally! The #10daymoviechallenge is kind of the best, especially when you’re using it as a chance to donate to @ghettofilmschool 🎥 Day 7/10
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#10daymoviechallenge Day 6/10
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This is a post about healing 🙏 Some of us are healing physically. Some of us are healing from loss. Some of us need to heal because we are scared, because people we love and people we identify with and people we could very well be are under attack and it is a fog that doesn’t really lift. Here I am healing my mind & hands & ❤️ by making sculpy beads with some of my very best friends in my pajamas. Yes I used a mold but I am pretty proud of the direction (cc: queen of kook @meganomullally) and it looks like a necklace is in my future and maybe even danglers... Also, plz swipe to see the clay Lisa Rinna that @cawillia made... So, how do you heal?
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Nominating @mattpwolf & @buuski and as always, donating to @ghettofilmschool 🌟 #10daymoviechallenge Day 5/10
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10 day. 10 movies that inspire you. No captions, no comments. Today I nominate @lauriesimmons & @marilynminter! #ladyartistsedition for every nominee who completes I’ll donate to @ghettofilmschool #10daymoviechallenge day 4/10
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10 days. 10 movies that inspire you. No caption or comment. Nominating @zosiamamet @bethcooke_flow and for every person I nominate who completes the challenge I’ll donate to @ghettofilmschool! Now GO #10daymoviechallenge Day 3/10
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10 days. 10 movies that inspire you. No caption or comment. I nominate @youngcollier @juliweiner @rdwilliams now GO! My twist is that *whenever* someone I tag completes their challenge, I’ll donate to @ghettofilmschool (looking at you @emmy & @tommy.dorfman...) #10daymoviechallenge day 2/10
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Finally got tagged by @trustalexandra. 10 days. 10 movies that inspire you. No caption. No comment. I nominate @emmy & @tommy.dorfman now GO #10daymoviechallenge day 1/10
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Still healing. Always healing.
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Just a woman of dignity and grace enjoying a classic “bed office.” 🛌 ☎️
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Me hanging with my girls in our 20s vs in our 30s (is this how a meme works? Did I do it right? BTW I’m the bear...)
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Home and so grateful for every fiber of my life and zero complaints here- I don’t even mind that my butt & pussy feel like they were lightly worked on with an electric sander! Love you.
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It’s become pretty clear this week: I’m married to my parents. Thank you for caring for me, never getting icked out and for the eternal chicness that I didn’t inherit. Love you all the way.
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To me, power is pleasure and the safety to make art. That’s it, for now. Link in bio.
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Yesterday I had a two hour surgery to remove my left ovary, which was encased in scar tissue & fibrosis, attached to my bowel and pressing on nerves that made it kinda hard to walk/pee/vamp. Over the last month it got worse and worse until I was simply a burrito posing as a human. *** My mother took this picture after I spent 9 hours in the post op recovery area with v low blood pressure that the nurses were diligently monitoring. I was so out of it that I thought I looked sensually moody a la Charlotte Rampling (turns out it was more of a constipation vibe.) *** A lot of people commented on my last post about being too sick to finish promoting my show by saying my hysterectomy should have fixed it (I mean *should* is a weird one). That I should get acupuncture and take supplements (I do). That I should see a therapist because it’s clearly psychological (year 25 of therapy, y’all. These are the fruits!) But a big lesson I’ve learned in all of this is that health, like most stuff, isn’t linear- things improve and things falter and you start living off only cranberry juice from a sippy cup/sleeping on a glorified heating pad but you’re also happier than you’ve been in years. I feel blessed creatively and tickled by my new and improved bellybutton and so so so lucky to have health insurance as well as money for care that is off of my plan. But I’m simultaneously shocked by what my body is and isn’t doing for me and red with rage that access to medical care is a privilege and not a right in this country and that women have to work extra hard just to prove what we already know about our own bodies and beg for what we need to be well. It’s humiliating. *** My health not being a given has paid spiritual dividends I could never have predicted and it’s opened me up in wild ways and it’s given me a mission: to advocate for those of us who live at the cross section of physical and physic pain, to remind women that our stories don’t have to look one way, our pain is our gain an
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The new book club pick is the funniest & gnarliest story that puts filth under your nails & stars in your eyes. Being a person is repulsive & Darcie gets that! Let's celebrate her this month & her wisdom in #KeepIt100LD. Join in the discussion on Twitter or Instagram. Link to purchase the book in my bio.
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sometimes the internet really NAILS it
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thru thick & thin, morning & nite, achievement & “failure”, sickness & healthish, wisdom and tomfoolery, chic and shabby, (literal) warts & all 🦄 by Miri Moss
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blessed 2 b me!
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We all have this friend, and yet we still commit to a birthday trip with them...#CampingHBO lands tonight at 10pm on @hbo. Join me on Twitter tonight where I will live tweet the whole damn thing- my parents are involved and it’s gonna be a riot. Also, please tag this friend below because I wanna hear the whole story... #pelvicfloor
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As we prep for #campingHBO, this quote from @jessicaknollauthor feels apt as fuck... Three cheers for female nightmares 🔥 (thanks for the quote, @nicolewernerstevens 🎨)
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Thank you for the magical vibes 💫. My mom took this on the way to my ultrasound today. Trying to stay styling while in mega endo pain- it can be done. I can’t wait to livetweet #Camping this Sunday night and to rocket you all to a wooded hellscape. 🔥⛺️🔥@hbo
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I’ve paid a lot of visits to the ER the last few weeks, trying to handle my symptoms so I would be able to promote this show I love so much, with these people I love so much. But my illness- which has come and gone but never full left- has made working challenging at best and scary at worst. I’m not strong enough right now to explain what’s going on, in part because my doctors are helping me figure that out. I’m so sorry to be missing the Camping premiere and the chance to celebrate with brilliant people. If you want to see a kooky but achy portrait of what chronic illness does to a woman’s brain, Kathryn Mcsorley-Jodell in Camping is just that... I love you, cast and crew of Camping. And I love all of you, making me feel less alone when my body really turns the static up. For more info go to endofound.org or fmaware.org 🙏❤️
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I collaborated with @warbyparker to design a pair of glasses in support of #PupilsProject, their program that brings free eye exams and glasses to students in need. It's estimated that of the 1.1 million students enrolled in New York City schools, over 200,000 of them lack the glasses they need to learn. 100% of each purchase will support #PupilsProject to get more glasses to more students. Link to shop collection in my bio.
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Today I did something that scared me. Today I did something that hurt. Today I did something that forced me to look at parts of myself that are icky and I don’t like one bit. Today I did something that reminded me of acute moments of pain, but also reminded me of some wild pleasure, but then I felt sad because that pleasure is over, but then I felt happy because it happened at all. Today I celebrated the sacred private part of myself that is always glowing and cannot be extinguished even if the world appears broken in two even or three- or my body feels like it’s built out of feta cheese, or I made a mistake. It’s unexpected and it’s not for any of the reasons I imagined it would be, but today this cunt is happy. Just a touch. That’s all I need. If you feel it, say it- it never hurt anybody. I love you 🌿🍒
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Good morning @todayshow ☀️ this set is adorbs #campinghbo @hodakotb @savannahguthrie
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This is a post about chronic pain. I have it. I bet a lot of you do too. Some of us talk about it. Others are afraid to, as it could cost them their jobs or their relationships or their sense of control in a chaotic world. In this way it’s very analogous to sexual trauma. There is also (as @ladygaga so wisely shared this week) a proven connection between chronic pain and trauma. Therefore, a lot of people- a lot of women- find their pain is activated by weeks like this one. On the day after Dr. Ford’s testimony I awoke with a start at 3am. It felt like every cell in my neck was singing. My ankles and wrists were weak and my fingers didn’t do their assigned job. Yesterday I felt like I was suspended in gel, and when I meditated a line of pain zipped from my neck to my foot. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your text or email, or if I can’t show up the way someone else would. I appear to be totally able bodied but it’s complex, and I am just trying to do everything required to maintain a life of joy and service. My work costs everything I have. This is fibromyalgia. It’s little understood and so even though I have a lot of knowledge and support it’s hard to shake the feeling I am crazy. But I’m not (at least not this way!) and you’re not. Your pain, whatever shape it takes, is yours and so it is real. I believe you when you say you hurt. I have learned time and time again how important it is to believe.
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just standing here 🖼 by @lisayuskavagestudio
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I kinda wanted to just wear my @savagexfenty onstage on @jimmykimmel but we can’t all get what we want! 👙
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All I have to say is who doesn’t wanna curl up after a long day with this one. I’m on @jimmykimmel’s 🛋 tonight and might not leave (until Molly says so) #campingHBO⛺️
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When I asked you all about size inclusivity, one of the first women to contact me was @luxuriousroxy and I got the chance to try on some pieces from her collab with Le Chateau. So here, the inaugural post highlighting brands that #DressUsDames no matter our size (follow this hashtag to see my adventures in size inclusive style and to share yours with me.) Love you, Roxy 👄
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You guys, my message said something different...
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Hey Los Angeles, you up? #tonight @meganomullally @nickofferman @skylightbooks 📖 🎤
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It’s that time y’all... 🍁 🎃👻...I’m all about finding alternative self-care options and my friend @mya.spalter has written a wicked guide to doing just that...in a witchy way. Check out an excerpt from her 📚 #Enchantments out 10/9 in my Stories today and find the link to pre-order (which you should totes do) and let her cast a spell on you. ✨ 🔮💎📿 brought to you by #lennybooks
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This house is out of control!!!
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The last few days have been brutal, as we’ve watched a remarkably brave woman be strong armed by cowardly fools who aren’t fit to shine her shoes. I know it’s triggered pain in all of us, each of a different variety, but there is a common thread: shame. Shame is destructive. Shame kills. I have shame about my assaults. I have deep and impenetrable shame about when I’ve allowed my mind to be colonized and I’ve shamed another woman (may I learn from this shame. May I walk in the light. May I honor her, honor women always.) I have shame about speaking up and shame about staying quiet. For me the antidote to shame is connection. Today my brave best friend spoke about her own assault. She’s the coolest, smartest and funniest woman around. May you all hold each other close and remember you are part of a coven. I love you, I really do. 📷 by @mcleanstephenson
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It’s real. #saturdaymorning
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The news today is painful for so many and for so many reasons. Please remember to stop and care for yourself, even if it’s three of the deepest breaths. You are loved. Take care.
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You never know who you’ll meet at @the.wing 🐦 For instance, I met the amazing founder of @kitty_and_vibe, the independent woman-owned brand that made my favorite swimsuit of the season. So today, this is my office. This flamingo is a shit secretary tho.
7,570 Likes | 272 days ago | 206
Landing on you 10/14 on #hbo
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🤳🏼 vs. 🛏 #areebatayyab
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Edith Sitwell says a woman needs a day in bed per week. I’ve made today that day, right at the start of autumn. Every lady should take that time if they’re lucky enough to and if you can’t steal it! Give your soul and body some rest. ♥️ I’m reading, soaking my body in the tub, the energy, the latest books I don’t have nearly enough time to finish...all of that. And while I don’t wake up looking like Emma Thompson here, I sure enjoy a lazy day... I hope you all are treating yourselves well...and I hope Dr. Ford is getting some much needed love and rest today too cause ICYMI she needs all our pos nrg to #stopkavanaugh. (Because I’m obsessed I put some more lovely ladies at ease in my stories ♥️🍂🍁🍂)
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TGIF 🔥 don’t do anything I wouldn’t do 👁 (photo by my spirit twin @michaelbaileygates)
17,990 Likes | 279 days ago | 165
to err is human to forgive is divine!!!
17,448 Likes | 279 days ago | 194
Tuesdays can be intense. Obey seatbelt laws!
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Is this the right use of “never speak to me or my son ever again”? Asking for this baby, who is a friend 🍼
78,583 Likes | 281 days ago | 572
Live from New York 🚕
10,161 Likes | 282 days ago | 55
She doesn’t want to admit it but @harinef is one of my best friends. Nobody smarter, weirder or prettier (not fair.) You have to go see her make her bewitching & impossibly cool feature debut in Assassination Nation- tickets on sale NOW.
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Every girl in my house feels extremely comfortable naked.
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Hi, don’t mind me! Just showering lying down with my Starbucks cup full of La Croix (not sponsored.) In response to the sweatshirt debacle of yesterday, I’ve had some amazing dialogue with other women about representation, reclaiming negativity and size inclusive clothing brands. I follow some incredible fashion bloggers/designers who highlight this (not even tagging the models, actors and “influencers” who inspire me in the confidence dept) and have tagged a bunch of my true faves. But I want to hear from you! Because for my upcoming TV appearances -it’s gonna be a bad fall for those who hate me- I’ll be only repping brands that cater to ALL women. Can you @ me with your favorites and my girl @marissaconqueso and I will get to work sharing our picks? 🌟 I’d rather go naked than promote exclusivity 🌙
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I exercised my civic duty and it felt so good! They even gave me a sticker for each nipple. TBQH, I have never loved a candidate like I do @cynthiaenixon and it’s not just because we’ve both had sex on TV. She is truly a modern woman- she says what she wants, loves who she wants and orders the gd bagel she wants. But she also listens. She cares. She sees beyond her living room and wants to educate other people with privilege about the experience of those who don’t benefit from the same resources. She wants New York to fulfill its promise. From one complex lady to another, I agree. Give me back the city I love, where I was born and raised, and show us what leadership looks like, mama. No matter what happens tonight, I know I could not have committed my time and bounty to a more deserving person. The revolution will be televised. PS thank you to Kevin, the NYC cop who took this pic & framed it perfectly.
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There is so much at stake right now - if often feels like we as New Yorkers, as women, are under attack. We need a governor who will fight with us - on everything from passing universal healthcare to protecting reproductive rights and women's bodies. Andrew Cuomo hasn't, but @cynthiaenixon will. New York has NEVER had a female governor. New York has NEVER had an openly gay governor. Our politics need to reflect our world + with women speaking up every day about and against mistreatment (often at the most systemic and deeply entrenched levels), fighting tirelessly for a seat at the table, Cynthia Nixon and the incredible success of this campaign so far has proven that women's voices need to be lifted up and represented at every level of government, now more than ever. Tomorrow's election is incalculably important. We are standing at the precipice of a new dawn in progressive politics. For the first time in a very long time, I feel hopeful. I feel empowered. I feel mobilized. I feel proud to vote for Cynthia Nixon as New York State's 57th Governor - and you should too.
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For months I’ve been working on a collaboration with my friend Pia’s company LPA through parent company @revolve - sweatshirts that highlight quotes from prominent women who have experienced internet trolling & abuse. This is a cause very close to my heart and the proceeds were meant to benefit charities that help young women by empowering them to express themselves through writing and art. Without consulting me or any of the women involved, @revolve presented the sweatshirts on thin white women, never thinking about the fact that difference and individuality is what gets you punished on the Internet, or that lack of diversity in representation is a huge part of the problem (in fact, the problem itself.) As a result, I cannot support this collaboration or lend my name to it in any way. This isn’t meant to shame Pia or the great work she’s done with LPA. I am deeply disappointed in @revolve’s handling of a sensitive topic and a collaboration rooted in reclaiming the words of internet trolls to celebrate the beauty in diversity and bodies and experiences that aren’t the industry norm. *** I’d like to especially extend my love and support to @palomija, whose quote was the first to be promoted and mangled. She’s a hero of mine. Like me, she gave her quote in good faith and shared her vulnerability in order to support arts education and to spread her message of empowerment, and she wasn’t consulted in the marketing. Not an ounce of negativity should be sent her way. *** My only goal on this planet is to empower women through art and dialogue. I’m grateful to every woman who shared a quote and so disappointed that our words were not honored. As a result, I will be making a donation to the charity of every woman’s choice who was wronged with me and I hope that @revolve will join me with a contribution of their own. *** P.S. This Rubens painting makes me happy because it’s about women joining in love, but he didn’t recognize diversity at all- he just loved curvy butts. Prob
36,564 Likes | 285 days ago | 465
Continuing #NYFW from my room! I wasn’t well enough to get out to shows but I’m blessed to know wise, body positive designers who gift me stunning pieces. My true fave is @batshevadress! What a 👑 Esther she is. Good luck today, Bat! I’ll be wearing this in my room with the heating pad on.
15,456 Likes | 287 days ago | 197
Protecting my sore little body and staying deep inside today, but here’s what I was GONNA wear to the @zeromcornejo show. Maria gets creative women- our bodies, our hearts, what we need as armor. Honored to wear her clothing and not just during fashion week #chicteachervibes #artbitch #coatbitch
57,969 Likes | 287 days ago | 357
Let’s all treat Monday like Jemima treated me in rehearsal in 2015.
15,701 Likes | 287 days ago | 427
Do not settle for second best this week!!! (tks for being my meme source @irisapatow 👽)
5,851 Likes | 288 days ago | 125
I wrote today’s @tmagazine cover story and it was a true labor of love. Romantic love. It’s basically about cute boys! Link is always in bio.
16,460 Likes | 288 days ago | 214
Grab life by the 🍌 !
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Painting of me from middle school!
32,237 Likes | 290 days ago | 438
creature spotted in its natural habitat (self portrait, Cummington Massachusetts, 9*7*18)
12,896 Likes | 290 days ago | 287
You can escape reality, but you can't escape each other... #CampingHBO premieres October 14 on @hbo 🔥 ⛺️ 🔥
89,666 Likes | 291 days ago | 484
#tbt to our final Girls premiere and the incredible contrast of @aw glam and my extreme agitation. Miss spending every day with you, Al ❤️ 📷 @charliegrosss
34,881 Likes | 291 days ago | 409
But is the airport ready for this jelly? #backontheroad #worldsworsttraveler
1,924 Likes | 291 days ago | 67
We heard y’all weren’t really feeling the hashtag so we made it better: #keepit100LD. Just here to service your literary needs. ♥️ Get to #️⃣ and 📖
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The first selection of the #keepit100LD book of the month is.....BINTI by @Nnedi! Remember to read the rules and use #keepit100 to stay in the discussion. Can't wait to hear what you think!📚 💗
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Tomorrow morning, wake up early with me as I announce the first beautiful masterpiece in my 📚 club! Follow us with #keepit100 and swipe here to follow the rules! (the overarching guideline is BE NICE! BE INVOLVED! and BE PREPARED!) #allarewelcome ♥️
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That time @emrata made me a full oiled up swimsuit issue chick for @inamorataswim 👙 I’ve loved Emily forever because she’s wise, kind, gets how complex feminism and femininity are and gives the perfect amount of fucks. Honored to get behind her 📷
83,001 Likes | 293 days ago | 1,086
Tonight in London we realized it’s been 8 years since we met making the pilot of Girls. Time flies when you’re having all the feelings #ohwow #charlieandhannah #brotherforlife
28,881 Likes | 294 days ago | 192
I’m a Barbie girl! 📷 @trishsimonon
52,995 Likes | 296 days ago | 521
never liked summer much anyway #happyseptember #britishbooks 📷 @florence
96,531 Likes | 297 days ago | 1,317
Sometimes there’s a person whose work has touched every cell in your body with its truth and light, the touch of poetic familiarity! And occasionally, by some miracle of God, that person becomes your friend. I love you so much @florence ⚔️ 🌟 ⛪ For anyone who lives deep in the wormy dirt below a rock, go listen to High As Hope. It’s perfect. PS @guilleash we talked about you ♥️
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TFW you’re initially annoyed re: hidden paparazzi but then so thankful for the reminder that your body is shaped like a literal 🛎 and you should be wearing these skirts even after you’re 6 feet underground!!! #thickthighstellnolies #summerfeelings #bigbootyjudy #canilive #living
51,847 Likes | 298 days ago | 336
Am I taking this teen to London? Sure am!!! What’s the over/under on me losing her? Don’t worry @juddapatow I’m on it!!!
4,072 Likes | 299 days ago | 153
HBO is teaming up with REI to host the #CampingHBOContest to celebrate our new HBO original series CAMPING! Instagram your original video capturing your best camping hacks and you could win a trip for 2 to the LA #CAMPING Premiere and REI camping gear. Post your video tagging #CampingHBOContest and @HBO by September 17th on your public Instagram account. No purchase necessary. Open to 50 U.S./DC/21+. Click the link in my bio to enter ⛺️
27,783 Likes | 300 days ago | 567
We didn’t take home videos, but @michelauder captured some footage circa 1988, sent to me by @arnoldfriend6 just a few minutes ago. So why am I weeping? Something about having been a child, full of pure awe on a dinky ride and crying “whoaaa” to nobody in particular. Something about the safety of my father’s 80s business-casual armpit. Something about knowing everything I’d do and that would be done to me and that those things really aren’t that different and that my job is to protect this tiny girl and to try and honor the tiny girl inside everyone else. We don’t always get it right. We try again. Whoaaa.
2,886 Likes | 301 days ago | 58
my team loves working with me!!!
31,673 Likes | 301 days ago | 339
AM I NOT THE CUTEST!? Thank you for the sassy purse @123dortiz & the dress2impress @melodyehsani let’s do this Monday! (Just had coffee, will be weeping in an hour.)
18,026 Likes | 301 days ago | 88
Just hanging with the one who grew me in coordinating looks outside a high school like normal women!!!
39,755 Likes | 303 days ago | 436
The kind of girl you break up with when Labor Day comes!
13,546 Likes | 303 days ago | 319
Friends, take time to wish my favorite @andrewrannells on his 40th birthday (belatedly, and also what he is 40!?) all the things, because he’s been giving us life since he was conceived. Here he is at 17 so fresh, so angelic 😇, on that road to stardom not looking in the rearview. What a 🎁! (Credit: @michaelbwashington)
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#tbt to pure existential terror. 4 years and not much has changed!
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holy shit it’s been so tiring to be a woman! #catchmeifyoucan #flagthis
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new filter who dis?
56,735 Likes | 307 days ago | 1,211
As many of you know, in the last 3 months my heart was stolen by an irascible 13 year old Yorkie named Bowie. After spending a lifetime with my sister @scotlan, her home now contained a baby and another on the way and Bowie’s crotchety old self wouldn’t condone it so she came to live with me, and what started as a tentative guardianship became a full scale obsession. We went to brunch and therapy and the set of a TV show and took at least 5 flights across the US. We laid our heads in a few very chic hotel rooms and walked up and down the river a million miles. She made me feel safe and strong in a sea of change and reminded me that joy needn’t be diminished by a bunch o’ imperfect body parts (she wielded her 3 teeth/3 working legs in style.) My head knew she was 91 in dog years, but my heart felt she was just a sweet baby. On August 13th this sweet baby old mama went to her final home. After a weekend of rapid decline, I knew it was time to let her go so Scotty and I (along with her super model baby Clementine and her wise, cozy husband @mf.goodtimes) came together to bid her farewell. It was peaceful and patient and loving. We laughed and cried like the family that Bowie has made us. Bowie left everyone who saw her, in the street or the airport or the Rite Aid, with a crazy smile. She kept me safe at night, even if it was just from the indistinct shadow of a tank top strewn over a lamp. She made Scotty and my friendship something eternal and deep and boundless. I am so lucky to have been her second mom. I love you Scotty, Clem, JJ and my darling @iolovesyou for capturing it all. Please eat a grilled chicken breast in honor of your second favorite glam rocker today. Meanwhile, I’ll be donating to @seespotrescued in her name, for dogs who don’t have homes and dogs who need new ones.
11,583 Likes | 308 days ago | 164
So crazy that I landed my first Time cover in ‘95!!!
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Honestly, it’s a lifestyle.
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luv this pic of me in high school!!!
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tiny girl with tiny juice 🍊
4,166 Likes | 312 days ago | 106
Vegas is “lit” #smalldetour
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This is June & John. They are gamblers and assholes and they are not legally allowed in Vegas but guess what? They tricked ya, Nevada!!! #smalldetour
145,137 Likes | 313 days ago | 4,745
Today is National Leathercraft Day, National Relaxation Day and National Lemon Merengue Pie Day. It’s also the 9 month anniversary of my hysterectomy. I’ve never celebrated the 9 month anniversary of anything and I realized last night why that number feels so funny- I won’t ever do it the way I planned to. My body is mostly healed and every day I find a new bruise on my heart, but today I offer myself gratitude: from the most pained place, I somehow knew to choose myself. The purest glint of who we are and know we can be is always available to us, calm and true at our center. My friend Paul named my uterus Judy, and when she was being uppity we called her out, hence the tattoo on my ribs, which hurt like fuck even through the pain meds: #RIPJudy. Today I give thanks for Judy, for her graceful exit and for this body, which is stronger than I’ve ever given it credit for. Happy Giving Birth To Myself Day.
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I keep finding new uses for “it me” !!!
102,888 Likes | 315 days ago | 1,183
This Sunday I feel: gratitude for the woman I’m becoming and empathy for the girl that I’ve been 🌴🌸👧
10,192 Likes | 316 days ago | 50
Sometimes you meet a friend whose very sneakers make your heart tingle. I am just nuts 4 u @kaykasparhauser 🥄
15,955 Likes | 317 days ago | 174
PART 3: I am deeply BLESSED!!!
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PART 2: The person who has my old number is reportedly incredibly polite to everyone who texts and also has an excellent jovial sense of humor. This interaction proves it to be so. I, Lena Durham, salute you!!!
11,775 Likes | 317 days ago | 127
PART 1: Okay this is a video of me from last year and for some reason I texted it to myself (wanted to have it always available? The modern age is weird!!!) But actually I was texting my old phone number. What comes in the next post is a true testament to general human goodness... 🎵 Gold by Kiiara
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me to the Internet
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it meee it moi it i (❤️ U @murnewyork)
56,765 Likes | 319 days ago | 737
“Kill yourself delete your account!” #tbt
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This is where you’ll find me on August 16th in honor of a great cause. Planning some aggressive new material. 🎤 Come on thru!!!
13,285 Likes | 320 days ago | 171
HAPPY national 🐱 DAY!!! Cats win the soccer game every time, it’s just a fact.
44,098 Likes | 320 days ago | 648
Crazy Aunt Judy in from Santa Fe and wants to be taken to all the museums!!!
8,488 Likes | 320 days ago | 77
Hi! This is Bowie, the most extra Yorkie in the game, telling you about our new family account @lambyzoo 🦓 This is where the animals who live with Lena & @greer_lankton_archives_museum report on what a total piece of garbage our mother is (I mean look at her trying to take a selfie from an off angle for thinness purposes, yeah right gurl) and the gilded cage that is our life! Enjwaahhh 🐈 Tata— BowBow
34,992 Likes | 321 days ago | 703
this is how beautiful women look when they’re trying to be beautiful CC @voguemagazine @celia_ellenberg 📷 @marissaconqueso
4,161 Likes | 321 days ago | 47
There isn’t one person on this earth like you. You fell from the sky, you shooting 🌠 @greer_lankton_archives_museum Happy Birthday 🎈 I love you so mucho!!!
13,552 Likes | 322 days ago | 142
#MCM my best buddy Spike. Here he is last month teaching me to surf (spoiler alert: it didn’t go great.) He guides me when I don’t know what’s what and inspires me with his crazy perfect brain. I’m so lucky 🌊
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don’t even ask
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In the first picture I look like a cashmere princess made of miracles and in the second I look like I’ve killed 9 husbands and hidden them in the bayou. But in the first I was hiding wildly untreated illness physical and mental under my fancy coat and in the second I am restored to sanity, talking to someone I love about the job I love on my way home from a really enriching morning. I am out of pain. This is your (and my) daily reminder that there are things more honest than pictures and that your feed is a bastion of lies!
23,309 Likes | 325 days ago | 386
RG from @bymariandrew reflecting on a year of health. Right there with you sister. Would never have gotten through this without the chronically ill women who inspire me online and off, my sisters in self mastery: @endohappy @dianafalzone @padmalakshmi @lifeabove_endo @schurr_jillian @mabgraves @kaykasparhauser @esmewwang @pchza (thank you to the realest one @scotlan too...)
17,187 Likes | 326 days ago | 116
#tbt to fun & games with my beloved @siamusic 👩
81,637 Likes | 327 days ago | 554
long time idiots!!!
27,501 Likes | 327 days ago | 185
Moments before this was taken she tried to cover my stomach and untie my hair. I love you mama, my woman crush on every Wednesday. Thank you for always reminding me that I am your perfect little bean 🎃
54,587 Likes | 327 days ago | 415
Visited @voguemagazine office & ran into this loser... 💋
10,546 Likes | 327 days ago | 95
#WCW legendary author Ottessa Moshfegh. Read her whole “oeuvre”!!!
6,242 Likes | 327 days ago | 27
Happy Bday Business Bee. I love you like crazy, on duty and off 🎂
5,826 Likes | 328 days ago | 41
This is my friend and collaborator of 30 years, @joanaavillez. We were 2 when we met and 3 when we started jamming together 🎨 Joana’s illustrations speak to my deepest soul so today (which was kind of a doozy even though literally nothing happened- it’s just hard to have a brain) I came home and looked at her book D-C-T (made with @mollybethyoung.) It helped. Love you Jobeanius #befriendyourfavoriteartist #illustratorsofinstagram #truelove
109,593 Likes | 329 days ago | 2,469
It’s too real c/o @femalecollective
14,751 Likes | 329 days ago | 99
Super Soul Sunday
36,924 Likes | 331 days ago | 360
Just a quick note to let you know that I wear sunscreen now! 📷 @mattpwolf
21,080 Likes | 331 days ago | 172
Happy 2nd birthday SUSAN! You’re literally made of joy and you light up our home. Your daddy @greer_lankton_archives_museum & I love you SO much, ya dumb blonde!!!
24,038 Likes | 331 days ago | 116
I have felt a lot of joy in my life!!! UPDATE: caption modified because my best girl Wynter felt it sounded unstable. That’s sort of my aesthetic but actually just basking in the magic of my past.
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Today the world lost a truly remarkable person. Hillary Demetropolis was the most caring, tough, wise, funny crazy animal lady I ever met. She inspired us all to be better more rigorous pet parents and above all to be better to each other. The blue haired queen of cats. The tough mother of dogs and dragons. She took care of all the wayward pets of Brooklyn. She will be so deeply missed.
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Coming October 14th. #CampingHBO ⛺️ @hbo
7,262 Likes | 334 days ago | 74
mood mood mood care of @jerrysaltz via @davidrimanelli via @sadiecoleshq (Sarah Lucas, “human toilet”)
64,237 Likes | 335 days ago | 598
really IN it c/o @the.wing 🦅❤️
63,815 Likes | 335 days ago | 469
Honored to host a fundraiser with my most inspiring buds for the best candidate my heart ever dreamed up! We love you @cynthiaenixon - link in bio 4eva!
3,756 Likes | 336 days ago | 66
Monday Motivation care of my inspiring day 1 @audreygelman (more than a woman and more than forever) and the collection of magical joy caves known as @the.wing. This candle is a terrazzo dream and a portion of proceeds goes to @wpa_nyc. It’s almost as pretty as she is and smells like intellectual curiosity and fresh cut grass. 👁❤️U
129,840 Likes | 337 days ago | 928
She’s what the kids would call “a real one.” I love you Jem just as you love me, forever. 🌟 us in 2004/us in 2018 🌟
34,581 Likes | 337 days ago | 213
Lena x Jemima * July 2018
20,514 Likes | 338 days ago | 190
can’t wait to see Jemima tomorrow
4,974 Likes | 339 days ago | 65
This is @jenna_wb and this was her shirt yesterday and she’s the smartest creator I know and I think Annette Bening would be proud.
35,056 Likes | 340 days ago | 1,106
What adult orders a plate of corn? 🌽❤️
22,872 Likes | 340 days ago | 274
Well I can die happy
93,857 Likes | 341 days ago | 1,053
thank you @adamjk
44,203 Likes | 341 days ago | 1,384
never seen a more clearly defined “it me”
42,989 Likes | 342 days ago | 2,407
Could not sleep because of the #inmyfeelingschallenge - so many delightful videos. So much joy! I live for a dance challenge! And I live for my bed! So naturally it’s now the #inmybedchallenge... #dotheshiggy
38,388 Likes | 343 days ago | 1,788
I make friends wherever I go CC @peachfuzzsphynx @ingridheather
70,080 Likes | 345 days ago | 923
This time last year I lived my life appointment to appointment. This time last year I took hospital gown selfies like they were the norm. This time last year I’d lost hope in my body every being reliable again. A lot has conspired to make this summer very different, and I am truly pulsing with gratitude. But also, if I were on Tinder this would be my pic.
34,887 Likes | 345 days ago | 211
a picture of my soul was taken
31,086 Likes | 347 days ago | 421
I don’t need you to know because I know and that, for now, is blessing enough
3,481 Likes | 347 days ago | 54
LETS TALK ABOUT SEX! I’m giving meaningful advice through @lola’s hotline and you should call now if you want to know how to make love post-surgery. Sure, you weren’t expecting that on a Wednesday, but that’s what I’m doing on HUMP day. Here to help. CALL NOW ♥️ #HeyLola (art by @eumiel)
478,322 Likes | 349 days ago | 15,365
On the left: 138 pounds, complimented all day and propositioned by men and on the cover of a tabloid about diets that work. Also, sick in the tissue and in the head and subsisting only on small amounts of sugar, tons of caffeine and a purse pharmacy. On the right: 162 pounds, happy joyous & free, complimented only by people that matter for reasons that matter, subsisting on a steady flow of fun/healthy snacks and apps and entrees, strong from lifting dogs and spirits. Even this OG body positivity warrior sometimes looks at the left picture longingly, until I remember the impossible pain that brought me there and onto my proverbial knees. As I type I can feel my back fat rolling up under my shoulder blades. I lean in.
65,575 Likes | 349 days ago | 986
Usually ignore paparazzi pics (especially ones where I’m in white jeans, fuuuck) but this was Bowie’s first time and oh shit this 13 year old bitch knows when it’s her shot 🌟
16,314 Likes | 351 days ago | 270
progress, not perfection * 7/8/18 * nyc
11,262 Likes | 353 days ago | 1,369
12!!! thank you @pokeacupuncture
39,491 Likes | 354 days ago | 534
Main reason I’m bummed I can’t carry a child is cuz I would have recreated this look so well.
45,751 Likes | 354 days ago | 329
From ours to yours, endless love patience forgiveness peace 🌊 🇺🇸
21,595 Likes | 356 days ago | 292
summer! this view is gorgeous 🌞
11,043 Likes | 357 days ago | 115
what the world needs now
19,819 Likes | 357 days ago | 124
❤️ my baby sib most of any 👶 on the 🌏
36,707 Likes | 358 days ago | 440
🍒 care of @erinfoster @sarafoster @suburbanriot
6,349 Likes | 359 days ago | 133
Every manicurist you meet has a skill-set...and these relationships are of the utmost importance. How you feel about your hairdresser, your barber and your waxing chick or dude, you feel this way about whoever you trust to keep your nails looking righteous. @tahairy expands on the closeness one has with their nail artist in this week’s @lennyletter. Link in my bio! 💅🏾💅🏼💅🏿 (📸 @_sabrinasantiago)
103,930 Likes | 360 days ago | 823
I peaked in ‘96 RG: @lauriesimmons (📷 by Julia Scher)
43,807 Likes | 362 days ago | 263
sleepy sunburned chubby flaky lazy achey angry sad pretty angelic perfect hilarious entitled obnoxious delightful delighting engaged engaging passionate private exhibitionistic narcissistic codependent ambulance-chasing chatty cheeky but present, totally present. 📷 by Spike Jonze (Bev Hills, 2018)
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Mama. 1983. Art art art.
18,132 Likes | 365 days ago | 451
We came to Tornillo, Texas, to show our solidarity with the families who have been separated, the children who are alone, the parents who are grieving and the undocumented Americans who are losing more than I can fathom. Thank you, Tornillo, for showing us a warm border welcome and reminding us that together we rise. Thank you @amberheard @constancewu @vancityjax @jennikonner @bellathorne @dani_thorne @elsamariecollins @mirasorvino @ioneskyelee @angeliquecabral @ktqlowes @caseyrosewilson @travon @wynter @kendrick38 @therealannacamp @skylerastin @siamusic
72,265 Likes | 366 days ago | 958
best friends 4ever
1,367 Likes | 367 days ago | 46
TONIGHT! @vromansbookstore in Pasadena. 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Supporting @carolinekepnes and the release of her phenomenal new book #Providence - still some tickets left, so head to the link in my bio and procure‼️ 📚 #lennybooks
13,375 Likes | 367 days ago | 282
The executive order President Trump signed does NOT go nearly far enough. Those children whose pictures we saw, whose cries we heard on recordings that barely scratched the surface, will still be held in prison-like conditions in detention centers. This is not what we do for asylum seekers. This is not America. But it is. For this reason, Voto Latino plans to continue its rally at Tornillo, TX (45 minutes outside of El Paso) on Sunday, June 24th at 9:00am. @jennikonner and I will be at the border with an amazing group of concerned friends, demanding to #endfamilydetention. See you there?
15,608 Likes | 367 days ago | 120
Honest to goodness...(repost @femme_fatalism)
3,513 Likes | 369 days ago | 55
@hallithbates is selling prints of this prayer with all proceeds going to #keepfamiliestogether. Beautiful words for an essential cause.
3,382 Likes | 369 days ago | 136
Have you ventured out of the house yet or crept over to your Amazon cart to pick up the magnificent and wonderful new book by @carolinekepnes? Leave 💭 and 🗣 here on this literary marvel’s amazing new work. ♥️ 📚 ♥️
14,702 Likes | 371 days ago | 126
she makes me smile
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38,254 Likes | 371 days ago | 366
Girls Gone Wild #thirsttrap #yorkietrap
4,989 Likes | 371 days ago | 86
I wanna be a bow bitch
18,383 Likes | 371 days ago | 267
Gia Marie the hairless cat may have passed on but she left holes in my favorite nightgown #giamarieforever
7,968 Likes | 372 days ago | 60
Happy Father’s Day to the man who was thrilled for this to be the cover of a magazine. It’s been a fuck of a year, Papa. You’ve been a fuck of a pops, Papa. Mom thinks I love you more and while that’s not true, you make me happier than anyone on this planet and you’re my most solid bud. I’m always trying to be yours.
19,941 Likes | 372 days ago | 165
Thinking this Saturday about the joy of having done some really loony roles for some of my favorite creators, but I’m very pleased to cede the screen to @jennifer.garner @juliettelewis @ioneskyelee @janicza @bridgeteverett on #campinghbo. A look back at some of my troubling faces... #theinnkeepers #thisis40 #happychristmas #sky #scandal #americanhorrorstory #adventuretime #thesimpsons #weirdwomengalore
8,293 Likes | 372 days ago | 50
My best creature as we head into the home stretch of #campinghbo. Did this show make us nature lovers? Certainly not! But we can now identify a gopher snake...
46,313 Likes | 374 days ago | 2,478
Yesterday I was due at work at 8am. Showed up, watched rehearsal, drank my Starbucks, chill times. But at 8:15 I started to feel sick. Chills, sore throat, rapid descent. So I told Jenni I had to go home. Now. It just felt urgent. I walked in the door and found Gia limp and wheezing. She died in my arms at 9:15 as we rushed to the vet. She called me home. I’m so glad I listened. #giamarieforever
20,111 Likes | 375 days ago | 409
My tiny baby Gia, gone but never forgotten 💔 #giamarieforever
23,408 Likes | 375 days ago | 894
How do I even begin to type these words: this morning we lost the beautiful Gia Marie. It was sudden and beyond anyone’s control and @greer_lankton_archives_museum and I were holding her in our collective arms during her final moments. Gia loved people, playing with colorful tulle and above all she loved her sister Irma. She was my love, my dearest companion, and her kisses and hugs made every morning a celebration. Our hearts are broken, but we will never forget the nine months she graced this pained planet with her radiance. #giamarieforever
25,634 Likes | 376 days ago | 559
Laura Palmer in drag. Never felt more seen. #wcw
80,319 Likes | 377 days ago | 1,561
THANK GODDESS 🙌🏼🙃
19,079 Likes | 378 days ago | 254
I have two cats but only one sleeps on my face and sits on my lap while I pee. The positive effect Gia Maria Carangi has had on my mental health cannot be overestimated #giamariecarangi #sphynxlife sphynxlove #sphynxofinstagram
44,607 Likes | 379 days ago | 206
10,558 Likes | 381 days ago | 139
Happy National Best Friends Day from @jennikonner who loves me despite appearances. Today of all days, this week of all weeks, treat the people you love most with warmth and open your expansive heart to them even when they’re tough. Jenni has seen me through some hellacious moments and made me believe I was still worth loving. She’s made room for me to be broken and scared. She doesn’t expect perfection. We could all use one of these and I hope you’ve found yours. If not, keep looking- she’s out there.
20,154 Likes | 381 days ago | 627
Ahem! Attention please @rupaulsdragrace is ON rn east coast and I’m judging you... turn on @vh1 plz and west coast you can do what I just said at 8PM your time. Kbye #DragRace
10,593 Likes | 382 days ago | 83
#tbt to the greatest days of my life before I was born
21,426 Likes | 383 days ago | 580
Bountiful blessings! I’m on Drag Race (🙏) and call me Mom or call me Bitch but I will still serve you hot truth bombs 2morrow.
39,351 Likes | 385 days ago | 544
Analyze this 🧠
13,067 Likes | 386 days ago | 146
beyond my wildest dreams
10,570 Likes | 387 days ago | 78
welcome 2 the weekend #campingHBO
11,643 Likes | 388 days ago | 92
All youth deserve a chance to thrive. They deserve to feel safe, protected, valued and heard. It’s not enough to #WearOrange anymore, we have to speak truth to power. There should be no National Gun Violence Awareness day. It’s morbid. The kids we’ve lost this year and every year, at school, at home, walking in the rain eating candy, targeted for their race, targeted for the audacity of freedom—the magnitude of these senseless and barbaric acts grow daily. We have to work harder to get legislators to take action. The future depends on it. #Everytown 🧡
14,111 Likes | 388 days ago | 190
A man doesn't have time in his life to have time for everything. He doesn't have seasons enough to have a season for every purpose. Ecclesiastes Was wrong about that. A man needs to love and to hate at the same moment, to laugh and cry with the same eyes, with the same hands to throw stones and to gather them, to make love in war and war in love. And to hate and forgive and remember and forget, to arrange and confuse, to eat and to digest what history takes years and years to do. —Yehuda Amichai #jewishwisdom #sweatsuitwisdom #sweatsuitladyLAbaby
51,878 Likes | 389 days ago | 307
I didn’t think I could be any more amazed by @andrewrannells until I saw @boysbandbway, produced by my incomparable brother @mrrpmurphy ❤️ This has always been a favorite play (gay theater is my erogenous zone) and Mart Crowley is a real dynamo. But Joe Mantello and this cast brought it to new heights and Andrew, sweet hilarious wise Andrew. You were so good that I even believed your name was “Larry.” Lucky to have shared a buncha screen time and even some screen kisses with such a genius. Get your tickets!!!
26,672 Likes | 389 days ago | 588
A mood in 3️⃣ parts
46,242 Likes | 390 days ago | 481
My two boyfriends @thepaulshaffer & @lastweektonight #JohnOliver ❤️🖤 #LCSongbook
6,434 Likes | 391 days ago | 93
Let’s party Tuesday 🎂
18,071 Likes | 391 days ago | 237
house full of womyn
36,287 Likes | 393 days ago | 176
@tommylenk I am so grateful
48,472 Likes | 395 days ago | 653
Fell asleep eating dried blueberries. Being single is going great!
35,216 Likes | 395 days ago | 240
I hold Fridays in high regard, but this one...this one feels special. #MDW
12,803 Likes | 396 days ago | 44
Happy #rednoseday! Red noses in black & white by @travon 📷 Donate (it’s for kids!) at rednoseday.com
15,273 Likes | 396 days ago | 147
It’s @janefonda via @makerswomen and it’s pure truth 👊
17,252 Likes | 396 days ago | 216
I got a need. A need for speed. (Never even seen Top Gun, didn’t think this outfit was funny. Still don’t.)
8,889 Likes | 398 days ago | 80
This perfect painting of my father is by my favorite artist @billysullivanstudio & is hanging @rentalgallery 🎨 I’d nab it RN if I didn’t think my pops would end me! #daddysgirl #artistlife
33,553 Likes | 399 days ago | 481
Watch out @rheannewhite I have a new hairdresser 🐴 Thank you for lending him @ingridheather
89,871 Likes | 400 days ago | 837
This is a love note to @taylorswift 🌹 I was a fan before I was a friend and her music formed the soundtrack to so much love & loss & discovery- late nights writing and early mornings weepy on the way to work. She had perfectly distilled the feeling of growing into yourself. When we became friends 6 years ago I didn’t know she’d also prove to be the loyal and hilarious cat lady who loved me through every rough moment and the triumphant ones too. She never lets me feel alone or less than, she’s a fierce girl gang leader and a total mensch. Tonight I was just a fan again, one of 60k who got our souls rocked by her artistry, her open heart and her killer gams. Love you forever, Tay.
55,940 Likes | 403 days ago | 1,957
Gratitude is overrated! This woman is a hot bitch!
9,784 Likes | 404 days ago | 272
most eligible bachelorette
50,790 Likes | 406 days ago | 422
Don’t get it twisted 💫 (repost @amberibarreche)
112,720 Likes | 407 days ago | 2,557
Happy Birthday to me! I’m not gonna lie- 31 was kind of a bitch to the birthday bitch. It’s no secret I experienced some big losses, some deep pain, had moments of true unwieldiness. I try to use those experiences as a way to connect to people who need to be reminded that their humanity is not a character defect but an essential strength. I often need to be reminded of that, especially in an industry where everyone seems to be able to pop out 5 perfect kids while never gaining weight and walking easily in stilettos. I am not and can never be that lady. Distance brings clarity though and I’m so excited for 32 to shine a light on the years that came before it and illuminate how I can make them matter. I’m so grateful to the people who loved me through this year, the ones who reminded me that I was valuable to them in any form. I love the folks who follow this account madly and truly- you’ve offered me grace. To a year of health and peace for YOU. Always your girl, LD P.S. Sorry mom! It’s all about ME!
2,251 Likes | 411 days ago | 101
Avery Trufelman found the (very sexy) love poems she recorded in middle school for her 12 year-old boyfriend. Who later turned out to be gay. Avery decided to reconnect with him, and they have a funny and heartfelt conversation about love and growing up on the latest episode of #LennySays on @spotify
25,659 Likes | 412 days ago | 219
Top of the carpet w/ my work wife @jennikonner. No one fell. #MetGala2018 #MetHeavenlyBodies 👼🏻
112,874 Likes | 412 days ago | 1,461
Somewhere after 5-ish, floatin in LIKE A PRAYER 🙏🏼 #MetHeavenlyBodies #MetGala2018 👗 @brucebozzi
4,542 Likes | 413 days ago | 59
11:30AM - Well if @jennikonner is any indication, today should be a ton of fun. #MetGala2018
71,895 Likes | 413 days ago | 463
FASHION ELICITS MANY MOODS, THIS IS WHELP. #metgala2017
6,604 Likes | 417 days ago | 102
Y’all, the sucky part about having a hysterectomy is that you can’t get pregnant, but whatever you got going on down south, you still need to have MOTHERFUCKING SAFE SEX! I ❤️ that my girls at @lola are making this so personal with their new line of sexual health products, easy to order and delightful to behold. Do it safely, says this #friendoflola 💦 🍆 🍑
74,640 Likes | 418 days ago | 697
Spring has sprung 🌸 so here’s a shot of me enjoying nature! 👗 by my love @csiriano, 👠 by @colehaan, thin lipped attempt at a pout by me cuz I’ve been conditioned by the media. 👋
51,322 Likes | 419 days ago | 1,981
Thank you & you’re welcome💜 (repost @prozac.barbie)
77,395 Likes | 420 days ago | 781
The first thing people ask when I say my mother is a photographer is “wow, you must have so many amazing pictures of you!” While there are a couple of great childhood snaps, they are often by an aunt or my father—really anyone BUT my mom. Her work has focused primarily on dolls and objects. But when she started to take these portraits of people (all in body paint) I actually suggested to her that I’d be the perfect subject. At first she was unmoved but after months of nagging relented and she even let me choose my own inspiration photo (Audrey Hepburn, obvs, cuz curvy girls can do Audrey too.) The entire outfit here- and I mean everything- is body paint and the lens is so specifically my mothers. I learned more about her when she took a picture of me than I have in 25 years of therapy. Her show of new work- up now at Salon 94 in New York City- is stunning and emotional and unusual. And I feel so lucky to have been graced by her lens. You’re forever my creative inspiration, mama @lauriesimmons 📷 - here is Some New: Lena (pink) 2018
13,264 Likes | 421 days ago | 93
🌹 & 🍒
66,702 Likes | 424 days ago | 466
Dog eat dog world #tbt
56,005 Likes | 425 days ago | 1,049
Miss Congeniality. The 🎁that keeps on giving. (Repost @betches)
66,839 Likes | 426 days ago | 508
UGH, THIS HEINOUS CREEP!
1,795 Likes | 427 days ago | 29
Handing the reins over to @jessicaknollauthor today to talk about the finale to our @glamourmag collab #DaughterFirst! We worked with her @lennyletter on an amazing tale and if you’ve been following—thank you—to catch up hit the subscribe link in my bio and follow her as she takes over my stories, thanks Jess!! ♥️
29,891 Likes | 428 days ago | 521
As long as I live I will be on the hunt for photos of cats in compromising positions #catviar
12,012 Likes | 429 days ago | 136
TFW if it snows one more day there will be murder.