Jameela Jamil is proudly showing off her stretch marks in a new fashion spread — and she is encouraging her followers to do the same.
The 32-year-old actress took to Twitter on Tuesday to share an image from her recent shoot with Arcadia Magazine. In the photo, she is modeling a cleavage-baring pink strapless dress that reveals the stretch marks on her breasts.
‘Embrace thine stretch marks. They are nothing to be ashamed of or cover up or edit out,’ she tweeted, using the hashtags ‘#saynotoairbrushing’ and ‘#letab***hlive.’
Nothing to hide: Jameela Jamil, 32, is proudly showing off the stretch marks on her breasts in her new spread featured in Arcadia Magazine
Spreading the word: The British actress took to Twitter on Tuesday to share a photo from the shoot, encouraging her fans to ’embrace thine stretch marks’
Jameela also posted the stunning image on her Instagram page with the caption: ‘I like all the big stretch marks on my boobs.’
The Good Place star looks incredible in the picture, which shows her posing with her hands resting on her chest.
Fans flocked to the comments section of the post to praise her for the much-needed reminder that they shouldn’t be ashamed of their stretch marks.
‘I’ve always felt like a freak for having them because people act like only pregnancy causes stretch marks,’ one woman admitted. ‘I didn’t know other people had them for a long time, let alone a celebrity. Thanks for this.’
Others pointed out that Jameela’s stretch marks are also visible on her hit NBC show.
Normalizing it: Fans flocked to the comments section of the post to praise her for the post, while others noted that her stretch marks are often visible on The Good Place
Style: Jameela’s character Tahani frequently wears strapless dresses and off-the-shoulder frocks on the hit NBC show
Role model: The British actress has become an increasingly passionate advocate for the body positivity movement after years of struggling with her own body image
‘I love the fact that @jameelajamil boob stretch marks haven’t been airbrushed out in #thegoodplace,’ one person tweeted. ‘The quicker we normalise these little marks the better everyone will feel. I think my boobs are actually 95% stretch mark at this stage anyway.’
‘Noticed recently that you have stretch marks while watching The Good Place and it was the most beautiful and empowering thing because you were just being your gorgeous self/playing Tahani and no one was trying to cover them up and tbh it really helps as I learn to love this body,’ someone else added.
Other photos from the shoot show Jameela modeling mixed prints, pastel-colored power suits, and a button-down dress that reveals her thighs.
The British actress has become an increasingly passionate advocate for the body positivity movement after years of struggling with her own body image.
‘I spent almost a decade holding myself back from things because I didn’t think I was pretty or thin,’ she explained during her Arcadia Magazine interview with Caoilfhionn Rose. ‘I spent almost a decade holding myself back from things because I didn’t think I was pretty or thin.
Stunning: Jameela was photographed by Sarah Brown for her Arcadia Magazine shoot
Strike a pose: In the accompanying interview, Jameela admitted that she used to suffer from ‘horrendous body dysmorphia’
Honesty: The body positivity advocate said she is ‘scared to bring a girl into this world’ because of what they are being subjected to on social media
‘I suffered from horrendous body dysmorphia and it’s only in the last few years that I could see what is actually in the mirror,’ she added.
‘Everything I was achieving that my male counterparts were wasn’t being recognized because the focus was on my appearance and it made me feel really worthless as a human being.
Latest: Jameela’s interview and spread is featured in the Autumn 2018 issue of the magazine
‘Now, seeing what young girls are privy to through social media, I am scared to bring a girl into this world.’
Jameela was among the first who spoke out against Kim Kardashian’s promotion of appetite-suppressing lollipops on Instagram earlier this year.
She also called out an Instagram post that depicted the 38-year-old reality star’s weight in kilograms across the picture.
‘The Kardashians are business women! Whatever I may think of them personally, and I’ve had my bold opinions about them, these women have built an empire and how dare these people reduce them to how many kilos they weigh,’ she said.
Jameela was so bothered by the image she took to Instagram to share a post about her own ‘weight.’
‘I weigh: lovely relationship, great friends, I laugh every day, I love my new job, I make an honest living, I’m financially independent, I speak out for women’s rights, I like my bingo wings, I like myself in spite of EVERYTHING I’ve been taught by the media to hate,’ she wrote.
Movement: Jameela created her own body positivity Instagram account, I Weigh, in February this year, after seeing a post that listed the Kardashian-Jenners’ respective weights
Working on it: Jameela has purchased a website for I Weigh with the purpose of turning it into a movement that advocates for change. She also plans on writing a book
‘I felt that these images of the Kardashians were so damaging and demeaning that I wanted to put up a post about what I weigh and how I value myself,’ she said.
However, she never expected other people to send her similar pictures. The response was so overwhelming that she decided to create the body positive Instagram page ‘I Weigh’ to showcase all of the inspiring posts.
The account has resonated with thousands of social media users and garnered more than 185,000 followers.
‘I Weigh isn’t going to work if I go away,’ she told the publication. ‘I need to stay here and fight for this cause.
‘Other celebrities need to join by not Photoshopping or FaceTuning their pictures. Also, stop promoting f*****g diarrhea products; they don’t make you thinner they just make you s**t yourself!’
Jameela has also purchased a website for I Weigh with the purpose of turning it into a movement that advocates for changes in legislation and stops ‘hate speech against women in tabloid magazines.’
First steps: Jameela is using her platform to take a stand by asking for magazines to refrain from airbrushing her images, including this cover shot
They agreed: In June, she tweeted photos from her cover shoot with Vera, Virgin Airlines’ in-flight magazine, explaining that she asked the publication not to Photoshop the images
‘I want to turn I Weigh into a lifestyle. Promote the unprompted, the young female businesses who aren’t talking s**t about women or spreading negative messages,’ she said.
‘We want to promote adventure and empowerment to women, bringing them together as a community. Oh, and I’m also writing a book!’
As an actress and a public figure, Jameela is using her platform to take a stand by asking for magazines to refrain from airbrushing her images.
In June, she tweeted photos from her cover shoot with Vera, Virgin Airlines’ in-flight magazine, explaining that she asked the publication not to Photoshop the images.
‘They agreed to not airbrush me or any of my squish,’ she wrote.
Jameela shared a similar post on Instagram, adding that she finds ‘Photoshop to be one of the worst things to happen to women.’