Jameela Jamil is an actress, an activist and founder of the body positivity Instagram movement @i_weigh. She challenges the toxic trend of pop-culture media judging women by their size, and focuses on measuring women by the weight that really matters— that of their accomplishments. See her profile and video on Makers Women.
Jameela presented children’s program T4 and was the first female presenter of The Official Chart Show on BBC Radio 1. After moving to Los Angeles, she was cast in the critically acclaimed series The Good Place, in which she plays Tahani Al-Jamil.
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Jameela speaks powerfully to Project Twist-It about growing up in poverty and the ways that politicians and the media stoke negative attitudes to people on benefits.