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What started with a social media post has become a movement, and now a podcast. On I Weigh, Jameela Jamil challenges society’s definition of worth through weight by asking different thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers, and friends about how they are working through their past shames to find where their value truly lies. With hilarious and vulnerable conversations, I Weigh will amplify and empower diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection.
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Seyi Akiwowo

Seyi Akiwowo

2020-12-0401:06:39

Seyi Akiwowo, Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, joins Jameela this week to discuss what it means to be a "digital citizen," being trauma-informed not trauma-led, self-care for black women, the way's both Seyi and Jameela have learned from their own internet mistakes, and the Glitch's work in training women how to be safe online as well as challenging giant social media corporations to take more ownership of what happens on their sites.
Dr. Jen Gunter

Dr. Jen Gunter

2020-11-2701:02:457

This week, we are thankful for vaginas, labias, and vulvas with author and gynecologist Dr. Jen Gunter. She joins Jameela to answer questions about the history of misunderstanding vaginas, the do's and don'ts of feminine hygiene, how to handle pap smears,  a gynecological view on both abortions and WAP, and Dr. Jen Gunter's book - The Vagina Bible.
Aubrey Gordon (@YrFatFriend)

Aubrey Gordon (@YrFatFriend)

2020-11-2001:06:036

The BMI, dealing with fatphobia in a doctor's office, and how to have good-faith conversations - all things author, podcaster, and activist Aubrey Gordon (aka @YrFatFriend) discusses with Jameela in this week's episode. They discuss how to talk to people with opposing ideas to yours, her background in grassroots activism, the racist history of the BMI, how medicine is prejudiced against fat people, why you shouldn't yell "encouraging things" at your fat friends as they exercise, and her new book: What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat, which is out now!
Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran

2020-11-1301:14:156

Author, journalist, and broadcaster Caitlin Moran joins Jameela this week to discuss how she became a writer, her knack for explaining feminism to young women in bars, how to become a "big ball of love" to a child with an eating disorder, the ways she failed and learned in her own daughter's eating disorder journey, how eating disorders can happen at any size, why superhero movies are really about motherhood, and her book More Than A Woman, which is out now.
Amrou Al-Kadhi

Amrou Al-Kadhi

2020-11-0601:10:597

Drag performer, writer, and filmmaker Amrou Al-Kadhi joins Jameela this week to discuss growing up between London and the Middle East, the progressive roots of Islam, coming out as "white" to their parents, using quantum physics to explain being non-binary, how their drag character represents a more free version of their mother, and their book - Life As A Unicorn: A Journey To Shame To Pride And Everything in Between.
Shadeen Francis

Shadeen Francis

2020-10-3001:24:154

This week, we answer listener questions on feeling sexy (or not sexy) during quarantine, how to manage mismatched libidos in a relationship, the first steps to understanding vaginismus, the journey of healing after sexual assault, and finding connection as an asexual person, with marriage and family therapist Shadeen Francis.   Afrosexology's worksheets bundle - https://www.afrosexology.com/shop/sexquisite-a-collection-of-afrosexologys-worksheets Bex Caputo's worksheet - http://www.bextalkssex.com/yes-no-maybe/
Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps

2020-10-2301:14:467

Actor, host, and instagram icon Busy Philipps joins Jameela this week to talk about hollywood's fat-shaming culture, being the perfect movie best friend, Busy's magical intuition, why Busy chose to tell her abortion story, and why the fight for reproductive rights is so critical right now.
Jillian Mercado

Jillian Mercado

2020-10-1601:15:166

Actor and model Jillian Mercado joins Jameela this week to discuss Jillian's experience growing up with muscular dystrophy, going from a child obsessed with fashion to an adult woman working in the fashion industry, how she became a Diesel model, that "different" isn't bad, advice on how to date a disabled person, and the need for more representation of disabilities in media.
Ibram X Kendi

Ibram X Kendi

2020-10-0901:01:363

Author, professor, and historian Ibram X Kendi joins Jameela this week to discuss what it currently feels like to be a black man in America, his journey of discovering his own racism, why it is so important to vote, his continual growth in better supporting black women and black trans people, and why he still has hope. Be Antiracist, a workbook for readers as they continue their ongoing work to be antiracist is available now.    Be Antiracist -  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/667140/be-antiracist-by-ibram-x-kendi/
Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

2020-10-0259:115

Iconic feminist, journalist, and activist Gloria Steinem joins Jameela this week to discuss the importance of sharing abortion stories as well as protecting abortion rights, the problems facing sex workers, white feminists joining black feminists in the work they are doing, and "hard" conversations vs. the joy of learning.
Matt Haig

Matt Haig

2020-09-2501:03:5813

Author Matt Haig joins Jameela this week to discuss pandemic mental health, his ground-breaking book Reasons To Stay Alive and why he wrote it, how anyone with any amount of privilege can struggle with depression, social media's contributions to mental health issues, their own social media regrets, and his new book - The Midnight Library - which is available in the US on September 29th.
Law Roach

Law Roach

2020-09-1801:08:492

Stylist, host, and icon Law Roach joins Jameela this week to discuss growing up gay in the southside of Chicago, going from stealing clothes to attend balls to judging HBOMax's ballroom competition show Legendary, how dressing Celine Dion in a Titanic sweatshirt went viral, how he became Zendaya's stylist, and his passion for giving black people opportunities in the fashion world.
Katherine Ryan

Katherine Ryan

2020-09-1101:13:036

Comedian, writer, presenter, and actor Katherine Ryan joins Jameela this week to discuss how being a new mother was surprisingly helpful in getting Katherine's start in comedy, a few of her dating disasters, how to raise an amazing daughter, processing a difficult miscarriage, and their thoughts on plastic surgery.   Katherine's new show The Duchess is out now on Netflix!
Rachel Cargle

Rachel Cargle

2020-09-0401:13:317

Public academic, author, and lecturer Rachel Cargle joins Jameela to unpack white feminism, processing the pushback Rachel receives online, their own journeys with feminism and race, choosing not to have children and being a  @richauntiesupreme , cultural stigmas around therapy, and Rachel's work with The Great Unlearn and The Loveland Foundation.
Neal Brennan

Neal Brennan

2020-08-2801:02:428

This week comedian, writer, and director Neal Brennan joins Jameela to discuss how Mike Schur set them up as friends, Neal's struggle with depression, if men or women have it harder when they are single, Serena William's disproving Neal's theory around love in one sentence, and his stand-up special 3 Mics on Netflix now.    Song played at the front of episode: I Know - Khushi
Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett

2020-08-2101:03:0710

Comedian and host Joe Lycett joins Jameela to discuss being single in lockdown, danger-wanks, grieving during a pandemic, why Jameela hates the movie Titanic, his pansexuality, and his success taking on the company Hugo Boss by changing his name to Hugo Boss.
Phoebe Robinson

Phoebe Robinson

2020-08-1401:08:129

Stand-up, actress, and best-selling author Phoebe Robinson joins Jameela this week to discuss dealing with debt in your 20s, how Sex In The City lied to us about living in NY, performative activism, appreciating and supporting issues that you haven't experienced, and her new podcast, Black Frasier, which is out now!
Debra Messing

Debra Messing

2020-08-0756:2311

This week, actor and activist Debra Messing joins Jameela to talk about her struggles with anxiety and depression, the body-shaming she experienced making A Walk In The Clouds, how therapy and medication has helped her, and finding her voice in the spotlight.
iO Tillett Wright

iO Tillett Wright

2020-07-3101:12:286

This week, author, photographer, TV-host, and activist iO Tillett Wright joins Jameela to discuss his wild childhood growing up in rough 1980's NYC, processing his own traumas from his parents' addictions, his experience thriving as a trans man, and photographing 10,000 queer people for his new book Self Evident Truths.
Deborah Frances-White

Deborah Frances-White

2020-07-2401:02:524

Comedian and podcaster Deborah Frances-White joins Jameela this week to discuss trans rights, the process of finding her birth mother, finding fulfillment outside of having children, the journey of her sexuality, and her podcast The Guilty Feminist.
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Comments (33)

BC

Wait. Dwayne The Rock Johnson is obese according to the BMI? That sounds very wrong. I just searched it up and YEAH he has a BMI of 34.3 which is technically obese

Nov 21st
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BC

Oh that's such an interesting thing to think about. Why does a human body have to fit clothing when clothing comes in a variety of sizes for the express purpose of fitting different body sizes? you aren't going to demand that someone who's 5'3" fit a 5'10" person's dress. it's equally unreasonable to expect someone who's size 0 to fit in a size 10 dress and vice versa.

Oct 25th
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Laissa

Very honest conversation, like always. However, I must point out that there have been many great and accurate depictions of mental health issues like the ones they described. I think they need to watch better stuff.

Oct 1st
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lynn

love this podcast but why does the music sound like a dying cow? 😂

Sep 16th
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Jamie Longo

this man is very annoying to me. I'm surprised she had him on this show. . . . I'm not a fan.

Sep 1st
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lynn

i love nicole so fucking much omg great guest shes actually brilliant

Aug 25th
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lynn

I wish every single person (especially women) would listen to this podcast. The world would be so much happier.

Aug 24th
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Michael Martin

😍😍

Aug 23rd
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Valeria Santiago

I connected so much with this episode. Specially with the mentality of "doing everything yourself" it all becomes too much. I specially tend to shut down. thank you for this

Aug 12th
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BC

She must have felt so trapped

Aug 11th
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Begoña Arellano Jaimerena

I absolutely love this podcast! the whole thing about late bloomers... felt so identified!

Jul 11th
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Saleh Mehrabani

I really enjoy to listen your podcasts. thank you for your precious job

Jul 5th
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Amanda Crawford

I love this podcast so much that i wish it was longer!

Jul 3rd
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Yolandi Bester

This was absolutely brilliant and so vital👏👏. Thank you both.❤

Jun 15th
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Promaxius

"The work" sounds a lot like "pick yourself up from your bootstraps." I understand the sentiment behind it, but there are so many reasons why people can't just pick-up and go. I still appreciate the content this episode explores.

May 15th
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Cindernoni

I love you, I love Roxane...keep up the good work. #kenyanfan

May 11th
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Promaxius

These women candidates you mention are Neoliberal corporatist shills. I look for candidates that have strong Socialist policies. You want something different and bold? Stop drawing Identitarian lines and fight for actual liberation from Patriarchy and Capitalism.

May 11th
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Promaxius

I gave this episode another shot after reading some thoughtful comments, and I learned to appreciate this podcast more. My formal request is to include more working-class voices. Thank you for this important work you do.

May 10th
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Yolandi Bester

The amount of times I've choked on my breakfast hommus is just ridiculous. Thank you ladies for kicking off my day on such a 'dolphin' high

May 3rd
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BC

very good

May 2nd
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