Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s newsletter Lenny has already published one of Dunham’s short stories and started the #AskYourMother campaign. Now, Dunham will interview Hillary Clinton for the project’s first official release.
POLITICO first reported the news, and published a clip of the exchange which features the Girls creator asking Clinton if she’s a feminist. “Yes, absolutely,” she responds. “I’m always a little bit puzzled when any woman of whatever age, but particularly a young woman, says something like, ‘Well, I believe in equal rights but I’m not a feminist.’ Well, a feminist is by definition someone who believes in equal rights. I’m hoping that people will not be afraid to say, that doesn’t mean you hate men, it doesn’t you want to separate out the world, so you’re not a part of ordinary life — that’s not what it means at all! It just means that we believe that women have the same rights as men.”
According to POLITICO, the full interview will include conversations about Clinton’s life in college and her early 20s, her career path, and campaign issues like women’s health and student debt..
Clinton’s communications aide Kristina Schake told the site that Clinton wanted to do the interview with Dunham because, “Hillary was drawn to Lena’s unique voice, dynamic talent and strong commitment to women’s rights. Hillary and Lena had a strong connection, which comes through in this intimate, engaging interview.”
Dunham also posted a tease-y photo of the interview via Instagram and announced that it would go live Sept. 29.