On Friday, the Girls star broke her silence about the new president-elect in an emotional essay titled "Don’t Agonize, Organize" that was sent to her Lenny Letter subscribers. "As horrifying as I found Donald Trump’s rhetoric, as hideous as I found his racism and xenophobia, as threatening to basic decency as I found his demagogue persona, I never truly believed he could win," she writes.
The days after the presidential election have left Dunham in a state of mourning, but next week, she says, "we fight."
"Now, more than ever, our power is in numbers and in our refusal to accept the idea that our leaders intrinsically know what's best for us, better than the people we meet every day," she declares, calling for a "revolution."
Dunham also expresses her gratitude for Clinton. "Thank you for 30 years of public service. Thank you for showing our daughters something beautiful to aspire to," she writes. "Thank you for reminding us what we are capable of when we are focused and ferocious. Thank you for 30 years of that. Thank you for not abandoning us now."