Child Mind Institute

We are 11 days into #MyYoungerSelf and today we are delighted to bring you ‘Girls’ star, writer, and director, Lena Dunham who talks to her younger self about growing up with OCD and a generalized…

“I would tell my younger self that there’s no shame in asking a teacher for help, in telling a friend that you’re uncomfortable. That it’s just the same as falling down and scraping your knee.”

Lena Dunham has OCD.

Lena is a New Yorker, actress, writer, producer and director. She is the daughter of a painter, Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons, a designer and photographer. Dunham was educated at Oberlin College, Ohio, graduating with a creative writing degree. It was while at Oberlin that she began writing shorts and feature films. In 2009 Dunham released Creative Nonfiction, her first feature film. She went on to write, direct and star in Tiny Furniture (2010), which scored two Independent Spirit Award nominations. In 2012, Dunham came to the attention of a wider audience with the HBO series Girls (2012).

 

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