An excerpt from *Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus.*
Krysten Ritter on how her teen modeling career taught her how to take charge of her life.
Ruby Corado, the founder of a shelter for LGBT youth in Washington, DC, on what it takes to give her community the safety and dignity it deserves.
Lynn Freed’s essay “The Beach of the Lost World,” from her collection *The Romance of Elsewhere*, is a study in learning to leave behind the imagined glory of adulthood.
A new comic meditates on the surprising empathy of other people.
The indie singer talks about working with metal musician Devin Townsend and using her art to make a difference.
Three recipes from the new cookbook *Hot Mess Kitchen.*
They weren’t always obsessed with abortion and sexual freedom. Here’s how it happened.
The Indian comic on her first stand-up special, *Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say*, and more.
Lenny readers share their stories of navigating life with a tiny human.