THERE IS A NEW INSTAGRAM MOVEMENT RAISING WOMEN’S AWARENESS OF THEIR WORTH
British actress and TV presenter Jameela Jamil has launched a heart-warming Instagram account (followed by more than 11,000 subscribers): ‘I Weigh‘.
To promote women’s worth and encourage men and the media to take an interest in more than just women’s bodies, Jameela is calling on women to post selfies showing that “they’re worth more than what they weigh”.
On March 16th, Jameel posted a picture of herself in which she described her “I Weigh”. Following a positive response to the post from the women following her, she decided to open a dedicated Instagram account that same day:
“This post of mine started a mad wave of amazing women posting their own back to me in our revolution against shame and self-hatred over our looks, perpetuated by the media. I have received thousands and they are too beautiful to not celebrate. I have started an account called @I_Weigh to post them all. Send me yours to that account!
I’m tired of seeing women just ignore what’s amazing about them and their lives and their achievements, just because they don’t have a bloody thigh gap. The link is in my bio but please follow the account so we can start this revolution properly and make the fashion and media industry see how many of us are done with this sh*t.”
Since creating the account, the star posts daily. In her own “I Weigh”, Jameela wrote: “I weigh: Lovely relationship. Great friends. I laugh every day. I love my job. I make an honest living. I’m financially independent. I speak out for women’s rights. I like my bingo wings. I like myself in spite of EVERYTHING I’ve been told by the media to hate myself about.”
Far from posting kilos, scales and perfect photos of models, women are daring to bare themselves on Instagram and to publicize both their positive and negative traits.
April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018