Millennials join social networks all the time, but it’s slightly bigger news when Lena Dunham joins LinkedIn. The Girls creator already had almost 11,000 followers as of Wednesday.
Labeled a LinkedIn Influencer, Dunham seemed ready to bring her trademark outspoken brand of feminism to the professional social network, with a post added to her page Wednesday titled, “Don’t Take it Personally When I Tell You ‘No.’ I’m Using it On Everyone This Year.” In it, she (loosely) takes on the topic of work-life balance and the tendency of people, especially women, to try to bend over backwards in both personal and professional relationships. “We can only pull off a high wire act for so long before gravity does its job,” she wrote, offering this cautionary tale: “The more I worked, the more work I had to do.” (Stars at work: They’re just like us!)
The self-described “actress, author, screenwriter, producer, director,” included her new project, the Lenny Letter newsletter, along with her college info (a bachelor’s in creative writing earned from Oberlin in 2008) on her page.
Although fans of Dunham can follow her, they won’t be able to connect with her on LinkedIn unless they already know her email address.