Body positivity is a recently popularised concept that has garnered a lot of steam in the past years. A concept that promotes women and men loving their bodies the way they are regardless of their size, colour, or age is much needed. In a day and age where mobile apps and online tools can change the way your body looks to the world, we must embrace who we truly are. Discarding the false stereotypes that a skinny body is ideal, we must encourage self-love in the most real way possible. A first-year student in college, or a middle-aged homemaker, regardless of who you are, you should be proud of your body.
In the wake of this social movement, we saw Jameela Jamil, famous The Good Place actress and activist, speaking widely and openly about establishing a positive body image for all women. Apart from sharing pictures showing her cellulite and scars, she started an inspiring movement called “IWeigh” which celebrates women’s achievements and not their body weight. This is all the positive vibes that we like, no? Here are 10 tweets by Jamil about body positivity that will make you proud of your body as well…
Join the revolution against shame. Sam and I were publicly shamed for just eating more and gaining some weight. Shame doesn’t achieve anything, it just hurts people and makes everything worse. Check out our interview together on my Instagram. It’s a deep dive into emotions. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dE6d3XYrPG
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) March 15, 2019
She spoke with singer Lizzo, about her journey towards self-acceptance and self-love. You can see a snippet of their inspiring talk here:
❤️❤️❤️The most relatable, heartfelt, and hilarious chat about her journey to self acceptance from Icon @lizzo You can watch the whole 30 minutes of gold on my Instagram IGTV, her Instagram IGTV and on @i_weigh IGTV #iweigh #lizzoisgod ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/780qnofJpC
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) April 5, 2019
What an ignorant shame mongering clown Tanya Gold is. What a hateful, judgemental, uneducated stance to take on what is a positive, progressive and BRILLIANT move made by @Nike @NikeLA @nikestore I COMMEND THEM ENTIRELY and think Tanya Gold best find the nearest bin and jump in🚮 https://t.co/tNbfjDUWQs
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) June 9, 2019
Am I really seeing that Childline just dropped @MunroeBergdorf from working with them because of a bunch of transphobic cis women campaigning against her and threatening to boycott @NSPCC if they don’t end their relationship with this brilliant, important young woman..? pic.twitter.com/Ide4dK5Yg7
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) June 8, 2019
Not only does this hurt us and how we see ourselves. It also affects how men see us. They cannot help but become hypernormalized to these images and their brains naturally become accustomed to this aesthetic. Which in turn can *genuinely* impact their attraction to us. Just STOP. https://t.co/oLf98aqASr
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) June 4, 2019
Oh my god. https://t.co/KaPJOlaPzH
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) June 2, 2019
The producers of Love Island think this slim woman counts as their new token “plus size” contestant? Are they drunk? pic.twitter.com/sam4AqzzQw
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) May 28, 2019
The only diet advice you should take from celebrities is: “DON’T TAKE DIET ADVICE FROM CELEBRITIES.” They don’t give a flying fuck about you, or your kidneys or your liver or your mental health. Unfollow, delete, repeat. ❤️
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) May 27, 2019
Call me whatever you like. I’m not sorry about my abortion. Contraception failed me and I did what was best for my mental and physical health at the time. And I would do it again if I had to. I don’t feel at ALL ashamed, and if you had one too, for any reason, neither should you.
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) May 17, 2019
And yet EVERYONE has dimples on their thighs, I do, you do, and the CLOWNS at @Avon_UK certainly do. Stop shaming women about age, gravity and cellulite. They’re inevitable, completely normal things. To make us fear them and try to “fix”them, is to literally set us up for failure pic.twitter.com/78kqu3nHeE
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) January 19, 2019
How I feel when men tell me what to do with my body… 🤷🏽♀️ pic.twitter.com/ebM6O1mV0J
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) May 22, 2019
In support of such body positivity movements, real women on Malini’s Girl Tribe had a lot to say. We discussed this issue and they shared their personal experiences and thoughts on there. Click here to join the group, and be part of this conversation.
It is a bold and awe-inspiring movement on Jamil’s part, to voice her opinion. Given her reach and influence, we are sure that thousands of women around the world must have been positively impacted! (I know I am) Don’t Jamil’s tweets make you feel more empowered? Let me know in the comments below.
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