Shame takes on many forms.
We can feel shameful about our race, our gender, about aging, and so much more.
Shame makes us stay small.
What if instead of feeling shame about our insecurities, we celebrated every aspect of ourselves?
What if we learned to think independently instead of listening to what the media says about us?
To become the powerful confident person you are meant to be, you have to identify your shame and work hard to eliminate it.
It won’t just disappear on its own.
On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about shame with an actor who has made body positivity her mission: Jameela Jamil.
Jameela Jamil is an actress, model, presenter, and body positivity activist. Following a breast cancer scare in 2016, Jamil moved to America to become a screenwriter. She is known for playing Tahani Al-Jamil on the hit TV show The Good Place.
Jameela is a big proponent of therapy as a way to move past our shame. She says mental health should be a top priority for all of us despite the stigma around it.
So get ready to learn how to stand up to the harmful messaging we receive from the media on Episode 797.
Some Questions I Ask:
- How much did you shame yourself growing up? (6:30)
- Do men or women shame women more? (9:00)
- What was the biggest insecurity you’ve had? (16:00)
- Do you think you’d be able to make the impact you’re making if you weren’t on tv? (29:00)
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- The difference between Brittish and American cultures (7:00)
- The types of shames that Jameela has “killed off” in herself (11:50)
- What led Jameela to come to America (24:00)
- How to combat inequality in the workplace (37:00)
- The wrong messages that men are taught by the media (42:00)
- Plus much more…