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Jameela Jamil: Actress, Activist, Feminist and More

by Benedetta Doro | | boss, empowering, girlboss, goals, rolemodel, strong | 0 Comments

Lately, Jameela Jamil has caught the media’s attention after being a really positive influence on social media and television appearances. Jameela has been actively tackling issues related to women’s self-worth and she is definitely not scared of speaking her mind and calling out all injustices. She’s been constantly proving other women that being yourself is the best thing you could possibly do to be yourself and that you should be proud of who you are, no matter what others might say. 

Jameela’s life and career hasn’t always been easy, she has encountered many obstacles, from developing an eating disorder during her teen years to a breast cancer scare in her early twenties. She first worked as teacher before becoming a presenter on T4 from 2009 to 2012. Later, she was the radio host of the official chart and co-hosted The Official Chart Update with Scott Mills.  Then, she decided to move to United States in 2016 to pursue her dreams, proving all those who didn’t believe in her wrong. Indeed, now the 33-year-old actress is very well known for her role as Tahani Al-Jamil on NBC’s The Good Place. 

Once she entered in the Hollywood world, she decided to launch a movement on Instagram called ‘I weight’, after been sick and tired of being judged by her physical appearance. Jameel is trying to move the focus away from the way we look and concentrate rather on the personal accomplishments that we should be proud of, no matter how small they are. Now, more than 590k people follow her on social media, sharing their personal story and who they truly are aside from their physical appearance.

Also, she has been publicly criticising the promotion of ‘skinny teas’ from The Kardashians, and called out Avon UK on Twitter, after they posted an advertisement which read “Dimples are cute on your face, not on your thighs”. 

In an industry so intoxicated as the show-business one, Jameela is definitely bringing hope for change. Looking at the greater picture, she’s making a positive impact on the world, helping in the fight to break glass-ceilings and speaking up on important matters, which for some are still considered as taboo subjects. She’s a strong, charismatic figure and a great role model for both women and men. As we ourselves from Binghi’s enjoy to motivate and empower girls, we would highly recommend you to follow her.

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