Lena Dunham has confirmed her online feminist newsletter Lenny Letter has reached its “final chapter.”
The “Girls” creator, 32, and her Lenny Letter partner Jenni Konner and creative director Molly Elizalde announced the shutdown on their website Friday morning.
“While there’s no one reason for our closure,” they write, “this change allows for growth and a shift in perspectives — ours and yours.”
Since Dunham debuted the newsletter in 2015, it reportedly peaked to about 500,000 subscribers, but numbers have dwindled.
“In the three years since we began, the Internet has opened up for underrepresented writers in ways we wouldn’t have predicted or believed from our 2015 bunker,” the open letter continued. “It was an honour to be part of that brigade, and we can’t wait to see how those who forged that path keep holding space after Lenny is gone.”
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Today's issue of Lenny is our last. Thank you for what you've helped us create – a community of dedicated and fiercely passionate readers, writers and artists. As we say goodbye, we're sharing three final stories about birth and rebirth. Take a look at writing from @kaitlyngreenidge on black maternal health, @tahairy on coral reef restoration through IVF, and @exexteen on trans prisoner re-entry, illustrated beautifully by @theholyhawkmoth. These stories and our full statement from @lenadunham @jennikonner @mollyelizalde at the #linkinbio.
They added, “From endings there inevitably come new beginnings, so in today’s issue, we’re focusing on rebirth.”
Read the entire letter here.