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Lena Dunham wants to email you

Girls creator Lena Dunham is starting an email newsletter designed for women ages 18 through 34, although she suggests on Twitter that you ought to also sign up "your mom, your dad, your radical niece, [and] your silent cousin," if that counts as a target demographic. Lenny — as Dunham's newsletter is called — aims to be "your over sharing internet friend who will yell at you about your finances, help you choose a bathing suit, lamp, president... AND tell you what to do if you need an abortion." Great, bases covered!

The newsletter will be co-written with Girls producer Jenni Konner and edited by Jessica Grose, formerly of Slate and Jezebel. Lenny's motto proudly states that there's "no such thing as too much information," although oversharing has gotten Dunham into hot water before.

Dunham told The Cut that "We want [Lenny] to be an inclusive space. We're not making any assumptions about your identity. We're making the assumption that you're passionate and you care about other people's emotions and style and you just want to live a more connected life."

Dunham's newsletter launches this fall, and any eager beavers who want in can already sign up here.