By Angelina Zervos
As my social media usage skyrocketed during quarantine (after taking an almost 2-year long hiatus from most social platforms), Jameela Jamil has served as my saving grace to help navigate all of the ridiculous norms of social media fosters.This podcast highlights issues of self-confidence, insecurities, and slut-shaming, as well as other topics concerning what she calls “radical inclusivity.” I was somewhat familiar with her community iweigh, an “allyship platform” used to spark activism and was interested to see what Jamil’s new podcast, which bears the same name, would have to offer. I usually prefer to listen to podcasts with celebrity guests or other popular creators I’m already familiar with, so I was tentative to listen when I didn’t recognize the names of many of the featured guests. I’m very happy I tried something new—I’ve been exposed to a number of passionate activists who talk about topics from mental health to body image to feminism to sexuality to performative activism and SO MUCH MORE. What I enjoy the most about these conversations is that they touch upon many pressing social issues without sounding preachy or condescending. You’re here to learn from lived experiences without judgement. It’s engaging, interesting, funny, and real! Plus, Jameela Jamil has one of the best British accents you will ever hear in your life.
Favorite “Track”: Episode #22: Neal Brennan