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Lena Dunham Lena Dunham

EndoFound Board of Director

Lena Dunham is the creator and star of the critically acclaimed HBO series Girls, for which she also serves as executive producer, writer, and director. She has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards and has won two Golden Globes, including Best Actress for her work on Girls. In 2010, she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for her feature “Tiny Furniture,” which she also starred in and directed. In 2013, Dunham made history as the first female to win a DGA award in the Best TV Comedy Director category. In September 2015, Lena and her producing partner Jenni Konner launched LENNY LETTER, a feminist newsletter which features original editorial content focusing on politics, art and culture, style, health and wellness, sex and relationships (LennyLetter.com). An accomplished author, Dunham’s book of personal essays, Not That Kind of Girl, was published by Random House in September 2014 and was a #1 NY Times best seller. She is also a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. Dunham graduated from Oberlin College in 2008. 
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Actress Sophie Monk Reveals Endometriosis Diagnosis

Actress Sophie Monk Reveals Endometriosis Diagnosis

credit: Instagram/SophieMonk Sophie Monk is #1in10. The Australian-born model/actress, who recently hosted the reality dating show Love Island Australia, is using her social media to raise endometriosis awareness and recently revealed her endo…

We Asked, You Answered: What's It Like Dating With Endometriosis?

We Asked, You Answered: What's It Like Dating With Endometriosis?

Dating as a perfectly healthy woman comes with enough challenges, but playing the dating game with endometriosis can be an absolute nightmare. Celebrities like Lena Dunham and Halsey to Julianne Hough, Jaime King, and Padma Lakshmi have all…

Gabrielle Union's Infertility Heartbreak:

Gabrielle Union's Infertility Heartbreak: "I Have Adenomyosis"

credit: Mark Von Holden for SheKnows   Actress Gabrielle Union got candid about her reproductive health struggles at the #BlogHer2018 Creators Summit conference in NYC on Aug. 8. The We're Going To Need More Wine author, 45, who has…

The #LetsTalkPeriod Bill Didn't Pass, But The Push Continues for 2019!

The #LetsTalkPeriod Bill Didn't Pass, But The Push Continues for 2019!

The push for #LetsTalkPeriod will continue into 2019. Although over 7,600 petitioners rallied their support behind The Endometriosis Foundation of America's #LetsTalkPeriod campaign via a Change.org petition, Bill A. 10763 didn't pass…

Why Everyone Needs To Support #LetsTalkPeriod

Why Everyone Needs To Support #LetsTalkPeriod

UPDATE: Although the New York State Legislative Session ended on June 20, you can still sign the #LetsTalkPeriod petition and let lawmakers know that endometriosis should be a necessary part of education in New York state.  Sign This…

Singer Halsey Won't Let Endometriosis Stop Her Family Plans:

Singer Halsey Won't Let Endometriosis Stop Her Family Plans: "I'm Going To Freeze My Eggs:"

Outspoken endometriosis advocate and singer Halsey is on a mission to one day become a mother—and she recently revealed she plans to start that journey at any moment thanks to modern-day medicine. "I’m 23 years old, and I’m…

Watch: Padma Lakshmi's Empowering Endometriosis Awareness Speech

Watch: Padma Lakshmi's Empowering Endometriosis Awareness Speech

This story originally appeared on Variety.com  When Padma Lakshmi was finally diagnosed and treated for endometriosis she was relieved, “but then I got angry” she said from the Variety Power of Women stage.…

ESPN's Molly Qerim: Managing Endometriosis <br> is Like a

ESPN's Molly Qerim: Managing Endometriosis
is Like a "Second Job"

ESPN sportscaster Molly Qerim is known for her energetic and magnetic on-air presence as a host of one of the networks' hottest shows, First Take—and now she's opening up about just how hard it can be to do her job. In a recent interview,…

Blossom Ball 2018 - Lena Dunham

Blossom Ball 2018 - Lena Dunham

- I was twelve, hadn't yet gotten my period. I was starting to experience some of the symptoms of puberty. I was at a state fair with my best friend, we were getting matching friendship necklaces, we were eating cotton candy and suddenly, I…

"I Am 1 in 10" : Padma Lakshmi, Lena Dunham and Their Endometriosis Sisters Demand Early Diagnosis in Inspiring Video

Padma Lakshmi and Lena Dunham joined other women with endometriosis in filming a powerful call to action that debuted at the Ninth Annual Blossom ball this week. The video portrays the many faces of endometriosis, reminding us all that this…

 Lena Dunham Shares Her Endometriosis Experience in Touching Video

Lena Dunham Shares Her Endometriosis Experience in Touching Video

Girls creator and actor, Lena Dunham, 31; Winnie Chan, 30; and Jennifer Boyd, 37; provided intimate testimonals about the many difficulties of living with endometriosis, and years of going undiagnosed, in a series first shown at the Blossom…

A Gala for Women's Health and Empowerment: Inside the 2018 Blossom Ball

A Gala for Women's Health and Empowerment: Inside the 2018 Blossom Ball

Over 400 guests descended on Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC on March 19th in celebration of The Endometriosis Foundation of America’s 9th Annual Blossom Ball 2018. The evening highlighted the struggles women with endometriosis face today,…

Halsey Tells The Blossom: Padma Lakshmi Taught Me My Endometriosis Tips and Tricks

Halsey Tells The Blossom: Padma Lakshmi Taught Me My Endometriosis Tips and Tricks

Halsey has found her modern-day fairy godmother. The singer reveals that she and EndoFound Co-Founder Padma Lakshmi recently bonded over their shared experiences with having endometriosis, a chronic reproductive disease that affects at least…

EndoFound Co-Founder Dr. Tamer Seckin: We Are in the Midst of an Endometriosis Revolution

EndoFound Co-Founder Dr. Tamer Seckin: We Are in the Midst of an Endometriosis Revolution

The revolution will be televised! Ten years ago, Dr. Tamer Seckin and Padma Lakshmi joined forces to found The Endometriosis Foundation of America. Back then, endometriosis was hardly a headline, and the Blossom Ball galas were still…

WATCH AND READ: Halsey's Tearful Acceptance Speech from the 2018 Blossom Ball

WATCH AND READ: Halsey's Tearful Acceptance Speech from the 2018 Blossom Ball

When  Halsey, 23, accepted The Blossom Award at the 2018 Blossom Ball in NYC last night, she didn't hold back in her 10-minute-long acceptance speech. The singer tearfully detailed her endometriosis journey and revealed that the miscarriage…

Halsey to Receive Blossom Award at <br />EndoFound's 2018 Blossom Ball

Halsey to Receive Blossom Award at
EndoFound's 2018 Blossom Ball

The Endometriosis Foundation of America has named singer Halsey as its 2018 Blossom Award recipient. The 23-year-old singer has not only proven herself as a hitmaker but as a fearless endometriosis advocate whose contributions to endometriosis…

Why Lena Dunham’s Choice to Get a Hysterectomy Matters to Women With Endometriosis

Why Lena Dunham’s Choice to Get a Hysterectomy Matters to Women With Endometriosis

This article originally appeared on Vogue.com In Vogue’s March issue, Lena Dunham shares the deeply personal story of her decade-long struggle with endometriosis in a moving essay called “Losing It.” The “it” in…

The Experts Weigh In: Is a Hysterectomy an Effective Endometriosis Treatment?

The Experts Weigh In: Is a Hysterectomy an Effective Endometriosis Treatment?

After news spread of Lena Dunham’s total hysterectomy to treat her endometriosis, a global conversation began to unfold: Is a hysterectomy an effective form of endometriosis treatment? “There is no certainty that a hysterectomy…

Lena Discusses Her Most Painful Choice

Lena Discusses Her Most Painful Choice

Actress Lena Dunham says that in recent months she underwent a total hysterectomy in an attempt to finally end her years-long battle with chronic pain stemming from endometriosis. A total hysterectomy involves the surgical removal of a woman’s…

Lena Dunham, Dr.Oz Honor Endometriosis Doctor Tamer Seckin at NYC Gala

Lena Dunham, Dr.Oz Honor Endometriosis Doctor Tamer Seckin at NYC Gala

NEW YORK CITY—On May 31, the American Turkish Society awarded Dr. Tamer Seckin for his accomplishments in surgically treating endometriosis and for raising awareness about the disease through The Endometriosis Foundation of America, an…

Lena Dunham Has Had Her Period for 13 Straight Days

Lena Dunham Has Had Her Period for 13 Straight Days

By Brittney McNamara Everyone's period is different and that can be confusing when you're trying to figure out if your flow is normal. Some people have periods lasting four days, others bleed for eight days. The flow can be heavy,…

What Lena Dunham is reading

What Lena Dunham is reading

As people, but especially as women, we have to be our own medical advocates. Whether it's my friends making their way through the birth industrial complex or the ones deciding how to handle a chronic illness like Lyme, educating ourselves is…

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham

Endofound Blossom Ball 2016 8th Annual Blossom Ball Lena Dunham I was – I knew Allison was beautiful and articulate. I did not know that I would be having such a little weep fest down there. I love you Allison so much you have been my…

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham

Endofound Blossom Ball 2016 8th Annual Blossom Ball Lena Dunham My experience with endometriosis is that it is a really painful, chronic disease that so many women would not be diagnosed with because it in some ways it mimics the symptoms of…

Lena Dunham on Her Battle with Endometriosis: 'I Had Lost All Trust in or Connection to My Own Body'

Lena Dunham on Her Battle with Endometriosis: 'I Had Lost All Trust in or Connection to My Own Body'

BY ANA CALDERONE Twitter: @anacalderone 11/17/2015 Lena Dunham is opening up about the painful struggle with endometriosis that forced her to lose "all trust in or connection to" her own body. The Girls star chronicles her symptoms of nonstop…

Lena Dunham and Padma Lakshmi Open Up About the Painful Disorder They Share

Lena Dunham and Padma Lakshmi Open Up About the Painful Disorder They Share

by via korinmiller November 17, 2015 Women with endometriosis often have to suffer in pain for years before receiving a proper diagnosis. (Getty Images) Endometriosis is a painful disorder in which tissue that normally grows inside…