A DISRUPTIVE VOICE IN A WOKE NEW WORLD
JAMEELA JAMIL IS CLEVER. Very clever. The actress and activist manages to strike the perfect balance between being approachable and relatable to women while insisting we engage in tough conversations around our bodies and our self-worth.
An example of the tough conversations? Asking the press when it is going to be in fashion to be a person with good values and not one with bum injections. Her relatability? Sticking a pair of jeans on under her flowing red carpet gown by Monique Lhuillier to keep warm at the 2019 Golden Globes. This year, the TV series The
Good Place, in which she stars alongside Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, airs its third season on Netflix. It has received critical acclaim for exploring ethics and philosophy in a comedic manner.
Jameela will also continue to promote her Instagram campaign, I Weigh, which encourages us to define ourselves by our attributes instead of our weight. “I Weigh has reminded me of my own self-worth, and I’ve started to look at myself as a whole human being,” Jameela explains to Grazia. And we don’t doubt the feisty star will make regular TV and radio appearances in a bid to continue promoting a healthy body image for women.
On Instagram, the 32-year-old, who battled an eating disorder during her teenage years, describes herself as a feminist-in-progress, but as far as Grazia is concerned, she’s leading the way – and we look forward to more women feeling body confident in 2019 thanks to Jameela Jamil.
Jameela – formerly a teacher – stars with Kristen Bell in The Good Place