English-born advocate, actor, radio presenter and writer Jameela Jamil is renowned for her starring role in The Good Place, but it is her outspoken...

Jameela Jamil: Body Politics

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483 George Street
2000 NSW
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Sydney Town Hall
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This is an image of a close up of Jameela Jamil sitting in a coloured room

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Jameela Jamil

An advocate for many causes, Jameela launched a movement and activism platform called I Weigh on the back of a viral Insta-post. I Weigh encourages women to value themselves, beyond flesh and bones. Now the platform has evolved with a podcast, YouTube channel and community of change-makers with hundreds of thousands of followers.

Since launching in April 2020, the I Weigh with Jameela Jamil podcast ( and now YouTube channel) has featured conversations, interviews, behind-the-scenes, mini-docos and round table discussions with thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers and friends such as Gloria Steinem, Reese Witherspoon, Demi Lovato, Billy Porter, Tarana Burke, Ashley Ford and Deshaun Wesley, to name a few, highlighting social issues ranging from mental health to climate change to the representation of marginalised groups.  

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Jamila Rizvi

Best-selling author and The Briefing podcast presenter Jamila Rizvi is one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence according to the Australian Financial Review. Jamila is Chief Creative Officer of the Nine Network’s Future Women, a columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and a regular commentator on The Project, Today, The Drum, Q&A. Jamila’s best-seller Not Just Lucky is a career manifesto for millennial women and her other titles include The Motherhood, Untold Resilience and the children’s book, I’m a Hero Too.

Jamila previously worked in federal politics advising on issues including media, women, childcare, and employment. She is an ambassador for CARE Australia and the RMH Neuroscience Foundation, and a board member of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival.
 

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English-born advocate, actor, radio presenter and writer Jameela Jamil is renowned for her starring role in The Good Place, but it is her outspoken crusade for body positivity that has attracted millions of fans – and her wicked wit.

Jameela – who calls herself a ‘feminist in progress’ – hosts the I Weigh podcast (and YouTube Channel) in which she challenges society’s definition of worth through weight. In each episode, she asks different thought-leaders about how they are working through their past shames to find where their value truly lies. Through these hilarious and vulnerable conversations, Jameela amplifies and empowers diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection.

In this exclusive live appearance via video link from the United States, Jameela speaks out with fellow trailblazer Jamila Rizvi about the importance of a healthy self-image that goes ‘beyond flesh and bones’, the need for greater representation of diversity on stage and screens, and tackling the conforming nature of social media.

Jamila Rizvi is an author, presenter and political commentator. She is Chief Creative Officer for the Nine Network’s Future Women and her best-selling book, Not Just Lucky, is a career manifesto for millennial women. Prior to entering the media, Jamila worked in politics advising on issues including childcare, media and employment. For this year’s Game Changers series, you’ll hear from provocateurs who are using their platform for good, shaking up the norm and having a bit of fun in the process. Join us for what will no doubt be a lively, thoughtful and entertaining conversation between these two powerhouses with plenty of time for questions.

**Please note that Jameela Jamil will be appearing on screen and not in person. Jamila Rizvi will be live and moderating with plenty of time for your questions.

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