I weigh…

Do you feel comfortable telling people how much you weigh? I’m sure most of us would rather keep that number to ourselves whenever possible. Luckily, thanks to Jameela Jamil (Tahani from The Good Place), women now weigh themselves according to their achievements instead of kilograms.

 

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The #iweigh movement has taken over Instagram with the @i_weigh account gaining 148 000 followers since mid-March! Jameela created the account to encourage women to look beyond the scale and focus on the numbers that really matter, like your 4 pets, 3 loving sisters, 2 degrees, or 1 big loving family. Once the “numbers” get added up, we see what’s really important; which definitely isn’t just a number on a scale!

 

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Jameela was inspired to create the account after she was being publically body-shamed for gaining three dress sizes, while she was working in radio.

On an episode of the Girlboss podcast, Jameela said:

“they didn’t even mention that I had gained 200,000 listeners. They just mentioned that I’d gained three dress sizes… I’d worked my ass off for five years and I was doing a job that literally had nothing to do with my aesthetic … my entire worth and value as a professional and as a human being was just reduced down to a number on a scale, down to the size of the brand, to the amount of inches around my waist.”

The @i_weigh account reposts images from their followers ‘weighing’ themselves by their achievements, and actors like Emmy Rossum and Kristen Bell also joined in on the movement.

 

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Jameela doesn’t want the movement to be seen as a body-positivity movement, but rather as a life-positivity movement, and I, for one, am totally here for it!

So, how much do you weigh? Tell us in the comments below!

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