Representation—who is depicted, who gets to speak. Much of the conversation around Lena Dunham's Girls, returning for its second season tonight at 9 p.m. on HBO, has hinged on questions of representation.

Three young NYC writers revisited the first season, watching to see if they could find their own experiences in the world of the show. These are the results.

Brooklyne Gipson (@Brooklyne) watched as a L.A. transplant and woman of color.

Shanté Cosme (@ShanteCosme) watched as a woman with strong feelings about sex and self-respect.

Brenden Gallagher (@muddycreekU) watched as the token dude.

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