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Jameela Jamil

Activist & Founder, I Weigh

Bio Current as of September 21, 2019

Jameela Jamil is Founder of activist platform I Weigh, a community of change makers who come together to share ideas, experiences and ultimately mobilize activism. Amplifying the voices of activists from across the globe, I Weigh has inspired industry policy change and legislative action generating awareness to protect the livelihoods of our youth and continue the fight for a radically inclusive world. 

The digital platform launches this Fall 2019 and will connect nearly 1.5 million voices in the Gen Z audience through original content, campaign support and advocacy, exploring social issues from the representation of gender in media to climate change to cultural trends affecting mental health. A focus since inception, I Weigh is committed to ongoing efforts to make it illegal to promote and sell diet products to minors. Working closely with Instagram and Facebook, I Weigh helped shape their global policy change restricting the promotion of harmful products. To further these endeavors, I Weigh is working in collaboration with STRIPED, based at Harvard Chan School of Public Health to promote research, education and advocacy to lawmakers.