JAMEELA JAMIL

A DIS­RUP­TIVE VOICE IN A WOKE NEW WORLD

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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

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