Jameela Jamila Celebrates Skin Positivity with a Selfie
Jameela Jamil has never kept quiet about things she’s passionate about and this week she’s discussing skin positivity.Good Place actress, Jameela Jamil is encouraging everyone to love their skin. On April 1, who is of South Asian descent, tackled the issue of discrimination towards darker skin in her community. Jamil took to Twitter to say, “The discrimination in my own culture against our natural beautiful brown skin is disgusting. Bleaching and whitening creams should be banned. (But use sunscreen kids. Tan responsibly.”
I call them my “Babe Marks.”
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) April 1, 2019
The star also took to Instagram to remind everyone to embrace their stretch marks which she has decided to rename, calling them babe marks. “They are a sign my body dared to take up extra space in a society that demands our eternal thinness.”
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Boob stretch marks are a normal, beautiful thing. I have stretch marks all over my body and I hereby rename them all Babe Marks. They are a sign my body dared to take up extra space in a society that demands our eternal thinness. They are my badge of honour for resisting society’s weaponizing of the female form. ❤️ ps. My face is white because I wear spf 100 sunscreen like a boss. 🤓 PS. LOVE YOUR BROWN SKIN. I tan responsibly but I love to tan! I love to embrace and celebrate my heritage. This skin bleaching and whitening should be banned. It’s inherently racist, classist and emotionally very damaging. #brownandproud
We couldn’t agree more, Jameela.