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The Life of Jameela Jamil

She started in radio, but many probably know her as Tahani Al-Jamil on “The Good Place.” Lately, she’s gaining attention for speaking out against body-shaming. This is the life of Jameela Jamil.

British radio presenter and activist

She’s a body-positive activist and a budding actress. This is Jameela Jamil. She was born in 1986 in London, to an Indian father and a Pakistani mother. She was born partially deaf and underwent several surgeries during her childhood. As a teenager, she had anorexia for several years. At 17, she was hit by a car. Her spinal column was injured, requiring her to spend a year in the hospital. She cites the car accident as what pushed her towards recovery, stating that "it changed my relationship with my body" and "figuratively knocked some sense into me"

For several years, she taught English to international students. At 22, she became a host on Britain’s Channel 4. 5 years later, she won the Glamour Award for Radio Personality of the Year. At 27, she attempted suicide — but did not reveal this until 2019. In 2014, the British tabloids attacked her for her appearance because she had gained weight due to the steroid treatment, she was required to take to treat her asthma. In 2016, at the age of 29 and following a breast cancer scare, Jamil left London and moved to Los Angeles, with no plans of acting, instead intending to DJ and work presenting radio shows.

Though she considered becoming a screenwriter, she was also cast to play Tahani Al-Jamil on “The Good Place.” The success of show quickly made her a star. At 32, she launched the “I Weigh” movement on Instagram to encourage women to define themselves by something other than their weight. In August 2018, she spoke out against magazines that airbrushed her skin to make it a lighter color. At 33, she launched a petition to ban ads for weight-loss products on Instagram. A few months later, Jamil won her fight. The social media announced that this type of ad would no longer be visible to underage users.

Brut.

11/08/2019 11:19 AM
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32 comments

  • Harriet L.
    2 days

    Well done 👍

  • Karl B.
    02/09/2020 17:12

    Great ! Another side show.....

  • Ger G.
    02/09/2020 15:29

    And yet she is one of the lockie ones

  • Road S.
    02/09/2020 05:42

    Beautiful ❤️

  • Zeeshan N.
    02/09/2020 02:00

    So s usual devil's media trying to prtray another suicider snd mentally f**** and full of depression and anxiety as our role model. Nope.. that not gonna happen not with mentally stable sane and religios people ;)

  • Sarmad T.
    02/08/2020 01:46

    Great soul ❤️❤️

  • Hira F.
    02/07/2020 17:06

    She's brave, she is among those rare people who truly understand the what a body shaming victim goes through. Keep speaking against body shaming, keep speaking against the pressure society puts on each of us to have a body that they like us to have, you go girl!!

  • Anthony A.
    02/07/2020 14:32

    trash

  • علاء ع.
    02/07/2020 11:46

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 go go giirrrlzzz

  • Latosha C.
    02/07/2020 11:35

    Come out for what! It's so who gives a fuc***** That's what's wrong with the world Live your life! Behind your doors! Then when your day comes Only YOU know the outcome! Just stop pushing your life On everyone! That's not right!!! So that's the confusion and why others be tight!!!!!

  • Muneer A.
    02/07/2020 06:25

    I like

  • Nazeer A.
    02/07/2020 03:41

    Hi baby I love you so much for all

  • Norbert G.
    02/06/2020 23:04

    👍

  • Wendy H.
    02/06/2020 23:01

    Never heard of her before.

  • Nevin S.
    02/06/2020 22:13

    Always a victim- yawn

  • Binhasudeen M.
    02/06/2020 22:12

    Fate is a real fact,which already written by God through his angels. So we believe in destiny. That's all.

  • آری ج.
    02/06/2020 22:05

    Freedom🤟🏼

  • Georgia H.
    02/06/2020 21:48

    she reminds me so much of you!! That strength and power 🤯

  • Ellwood U.
    02/06/2020 21:16

    WHY IS THIS SUCH A NEWS WORTHY ARTICLE, WHEN COPS ARE BEING KILLED EVERY DAY ????

  • Zubair S.
    02/06/2020 21:03

    Liberal news sites always reporting everything this person and Lizzo do and I still dunno who both of them are