Jameela is known for making bold statements on social media platform Twitter - from addressing misconceptions about weight loss and health to speaking out about body neutrality.

The actress has spent lockdown in Los Angeles with her partner, musician James Blake, and she’s used the time at home to investigate, learn, read and educate herself on various issues.

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“This has given me space to really investigate, learn, read, and educate myself. I was so busy, I didn’t know what I was talking about all the time, and I feel very grateful for this pause and being able to hopefully become a less problematic and ignorant person,” she said speaking to Grazia magazine.

The outspoken star thinks the lockdown experience has changed her for the better and also believes she’s found new, better ways of expressing her ideas. 

”I think I ll come out of this a more calm, thoughtful, and careful person - more aware of the damage of having a 280-character Twitter word account.

"Now that I have the podcast and a YouTube channel, I don’t have to compact all my thoughts, and that’s amazing,” she adds. 

Compiled by Futhi Masilela

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