It feels like we’ve reached peak social media. And somewhere while scrolling the #feminist hashtag was when I first saw TV presenter, actress
She explained, “You are selling us something that really doesn’t make us feel good … You’re selling us self-consciousness. The same poison that made you clearly develop some sort of body or facial dysmorphia, you are now pouring back into the world. You’re recycling hatred … It’s so upsetting. It feels like such a betrayal against women. And I will not be a part of it. And I will not stop calling it out when I see it.”
Right after that she’s blown the internet and made a bigger name for herself all for the better. Aside from the spotlight of how incredibly talented of a celebrity she is, Jameela has become one of the savage feminists-in-progress today. She is subversive in her own ways: Jameela is very well aware of her platform and privilege, which she wisely used for starting the #IWeigh and #NoFilter campaigns.
This is all about life positivity. For being grateful and proud of what you have, what you do and what you are. To like and love yourself in spite of what you’ve been told or taught to hate about yourself by the media.
In addition, Jamil also passionately speaks for being against photoshopped images and airbrushing. The actress mentioned that as a British woman of Indian and Pakistani descent, there are way too many times she was asked to put on heavy make-up or her photos ended up being heavily edited for
See, too many people look up (and
Both #IWeigh and #NoFilter roots from personal experiences. She ’s struggled with her body image battling anorexia as a teen but this hasn’t
I admire her for this. There are times you’re a follower, and there are times you’re a leader. People call it “influencers” nowadays, but there’s no more effective way to inspire people than by leading with example. Jameela works her way through this brilliantly. Let’s do better.