Jameela Jamil

February 18, 2021

Jameela Jamil (She/Her) is an actress, writer, activist, and founder of the I Weigh movement. In March 2018, in response to a body-shaming meme that judged a group of female celebrities by their weight, Jameela posted a photo of herself with descriptions of how she “weighed” herself that had nothing to do with her weight in lbs or kgs. Her point: we need to have a serious discussion as a society about how we value ourselves. What started as a social media movement of thousands of pictures from people around the world launched into the community of over 1 million people that it is today.

I Weigh is an allyship platform and community of change makers who come together to share ideas, experiences and ultimately mobilize activism. Through original content, editorial and podcasts, Jameela explores social issues that stem from mental health to climate change to the representation of marginalized groups. In April 2020 ‘I Weigh with Jameela Jamil’ Podcast launched with Earwolf in which she speaks to different thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers, and friends about how they are working through their past shames to find where their value truly lies. With hilarious and vulnerable conversations, I Weigh amplifies and empowers diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection.