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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

Mǎlì-lián Monroe

Mǎlì-lián Monroe reconceptualizes iconic white American women as an Asian-American woman wearing traditional Chinese Opera makeup.

This photo series explores the masks and costumes Asian-American women wear to balance our own ethnic identities with Eurocentric beauty standards.

The photographs oscillate between beautiful and grotesque; honest and theatrical; eye-opening, yet bewildering.

As a biracial Asian-American woman, I like many, constantly ponder the in-between.

Starring Lisa Maley with make-up by Kelly Park.


  • Maegan Houang is a writer/director based in Los Angeles. Her short film In Full Bloom starring Kieu Chinh (The Joy Luck Club) played at numerous festivals including Atlanta Film Festival, LAAPFF, CAAMFest and Oak Cliff and recently premiered online on Short of the Week. She recently finished working on the Starz show Counterpart as a staff writer on Season Two. Maegan has also directed several acclaimed music videos for artists such as Mitski, Charly Bliss, Chastity Belt and Skylar Spence. Her work primarily focuses on the complexity of the Asian-American experience, intergenerational trauma and and her own experience living as a biracial American. See more at

    Photo Credit: Bao Ngo