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My name is Jameela Jamil. Welcome To I Weigh Community.

Two years ago we started an Instagram account to try to create a safe and radically inclusive space on social media. A lot of us want to help others and change the world for the better, but don’t know where to start.

Activism can seem daunting. Sometimes it’s just hard and lonely. At I Weigh Community, we don’t believe it has to be that way. We believe in brick-by-brick activism, and making a difference in large numbers. We’re going to have to come together and do this as one to really shift the narrative of our society.

I Weigh Community will introduce you to new voices, artists, activists and movements. These are the people we believe we need to listen to. We are still learning, and we’re inviting you to come and learn alongside us so we can all grow together. It’s never too late to want to help and understand each other better.

This movement is so important to me, and I look forward to getting to know you all.

Jam x

All Black Lives Matter
All Black Lives Matter

As a community platform, we need to make one thing loud and clear. I Weigh will not remain silent in the fight against police brutality and white supremacy.

When we began our movement two years ago, we embarked on a mission of overcoming our shame and living our lives full of dignity, no matter our race, ability, gender, or weight. As we’ve watched historic events unfold, over the past 2 months, we have thought carefully about how to best continue to support the BLM movement.

We know our strength is in our audience. Everything we do is to provide you with the tools to become better allies and activists within your own communities. We will continue to use our platforms to share educational resources on the experiences of our black neighbors, and how you can get involved in your own homes and communities. We cannot overcome what we ignore. We need to get uncomfortable, to educate, to raise awareness, to advocate, to change our systems.

To our black community members, we are here to listen and pass the mic. If you would like to share your words, thoughts, art and more please click here. 
We look forward to using our platform to amplify the voices of activists who are interested in sharing their experiences or call to actions.

For now, here are some places to start

Places to donate:

George Floyd Memorial Fund
Reclaim the Block
Minnesota Freedom Fund
Campaign Zero
Unicorn Riot
Black Visions Collective

Accounts to learn from on Instagram:


Books to Read:

How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad
Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde
Hood Feminism, Mikki Kendall
Freedom is a Constant Struggle, Angela Davis
So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge
The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
Between The World And Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins
Heavy, Kiese Laymon
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, Glory Edim
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, Janet Mock

Movies and shows to watch:

When They See Us
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
I Am Not Your Negro
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
If Beale Street Could Talk