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Jameela Jamil: Body Politics — POSTPONED

See the actor and advocate tackle topics on self-image, race and social media with renowned author Jamila Rizvi.
By Joe Rivers
June 23, 2021
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By Joe Rivers
June 23, 2021
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UPDATE: Wednesday, July 14 2021 — In light of Greater Sydney's current COVID-19 situation, Vivid Sydney has been postponed till Friday, September 17–Saturday, October 9. Further details are yet to be announced, but we'll be sure to keep you updated. For more information, visit the event's website. For more information about the status of COVID-19 in NSW, head to the NSW Health website.

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Actor, writer and advocate Jameela Jamil has attracted legions of fans with her willingness to challenge sexism, diet culture and celebrity endorsements. Launched in 2020, her podcast series I Weigh now has its own YouTube channel and has featured conversations with inspiring women such as Gloria Steinem, Reese Witherspoon, Roxane Gay and Demi Lovato.

As part of Vivid Sydney's 2021 Ideas program, Jamil will be appearing from the US via live video in conversation with author, commentator and fellow trailblazer Jamila Rizvi. The two will discuss topics such as self-image, diversity, race and representation, and how to cope with the beast that is social media. All in all, this talk promises to be a thought-provoking and engaging 90 minutes. You can catch it at Sydney Town Hall from 1–2.30pm.

 

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