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Hello

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.

Love,
Jam x

ALOK

Indian-American writer, performance artist, and media personality ALOK joins Jameela this week to discuss all things Trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary, the problem with those who are gender-critical & TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists), and how to be a better ally to those that are shunned by the rest of the world.

Dashaun Wesley

Host of Legendary and “King of Ballroom” Dashaun Wesley joins Jameela this week to discuss the history of ballroom, the importance of chosen family, Legendary’s controversial announcement, and all the poses you need to know.

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  • Scarlett Curtis

    Activist and writer Scarlett Curtis joins Jameela to discuss her own painful journey with an invisible illness, the biases within the medical system, shared anger over munchausen accusations, how PTSD and mental health struggles can happen to anyone, and how feminism and activism changed her life.

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  • Billy Porter

    Billy Porter joins Jameela to discuss his meteoric rise to fame, what it means to “do the work,” proving himself after almost losing his singing voice, making his “Idina Menzel” Oscars moment, and finding his incredible sense of style.

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  • Roxane Gay

    Roxane Gay joins Jameela to discuss twitter as the internet’s cocktail party, concern trolling, her complex experience with weight-loss surgery, where she finds beautiful clothes, and how to keep romance alive during a pandemic.

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  • Aisling Bea

    Aisling Bea joins Jameela to talk about why women should brag, being the face of loneliness, her tv show This Way Up, the power of your period, and buying a house with money from jokes.

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  • Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon joins Jameela to talk about how instagram helped her control her own narrative, struggling with postpartum depression, the red carpet advice Meryl Streep once shared, how “funny doesn’t sag,” and building her own media company.

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  • Vivek Murthy

    Former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins Jameela this week to discuss how widespread the problem of loneliness is, Western culture’s tendency to give too much space, social media’s role with loneliness, and how to foster connectivity.

    Vivek Murthy’s book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World is out now!

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  • Beanie Feldstein

    Beanie Feldstein joins Jameela in this first episode to discuss playing iconic teenage girls, coming out on accident, loving her body and clothes, and her passion for vanilla cake with rainbow sprinkles.

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