#187 Jameela Jamil: A Revolution Against Shame

My guest today is the brilliant Jameela Jamil ​who first ​burst on to the broadcast scene in 2008 as co-host of Channel 4’s Freshly Squeezed and T4. In 2013 she became the first female solo presenter of Radio 1’s The Official Chart Show​ and was an award-winning columnist too.​

In 2016 Jameela made her move to the US, where she was cast​ to​ ​play the role of Tahani on NBC’s THE GOOD PLACE. The show has won both an AFI Award​, ​a Critics Choice Award​ and even nominated for a Global Globe.

In 2018 she launched a movement and social media platform called @i_Weigh which encourages people to feel empowered​, refuse to be shamed​ and be appreciated beyond the flesh on their bones. The movement has been recognised by both media outlets and has almost half a million followers on Instagram. It's growing rapidly and she is turning it into a company.

Hope you enjoy this episode. I really love following Jameela online for her apologetic campaigning while also taking time to listen and learn from those around her. Do follow @i_Weigh on Instagram for more info - they've also just launched a brilliant new IGTV interview series with the first guest Sam Smith. See you next week!

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