May 25, 2023

EP. 164 — A Journey of Healing with Jamie Windust

Author and speaker Jamie Windust joins Jameela this week to share about their personal journey of trauma and healing. They discuss Jamie‘s experience of sexual assault, the resources that were available to them as a non-binary person, learning to accept the healing process, the importance of medication and therapy as well as reconnecting with oneself, how trauma looks different than we sometimes expect, and more.

 

Follow Jamie Windust on Instagram & Twitter @jamie_windust

 

You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website. 

 

I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com

 

Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil

And make sure to check out I Weigh’s TwitterInstagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcript

IWEIGH-164-20230523-JamieWindust-ACv01-DYN.mp3 [00:00:00] Jameela Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast against shame. I hope you’re well, and I want to warn you upfront that this is not an easy lesson because we are dealing with the subject of sexual trauma, a sexual assault, and the incredibly tricky aftermath of that, especially for someone who is queer or gender non-conforming. My guest is Jamie Windust, they are a wonderful model and speaker and advocate and writer and general all around good human being. Few years ago they were subjected to a terrible trauma at the hands of someone else sexually. And we do not go into details as to what exactly happened to Jamie because I wanted to be very respectful of their privacy and to not retraumatize them in their generous move to come onto this podcast and unpack something that is very difficult for anyone to talk about. But I’m deeply honored that they chose me to come and discuss this

Recent Episodes

See All

April 8, 2024

Join Jameela and author, linguist & podcast host Amanda Montell (Sounds Like a Cult) for a conversation about the inner workings of our human brains; our anxieties, information overload and how we cannot manifest our way out of poverty, illness or the apocalypse.

April 1, 2024

Jameela welcomes actress Minnie Driver (About a Boy, Good Will Hunting) for a vulnerable and candid conversation about modern parenting, the superpower of growing older, and what #metoo and #timesup did and didn’t change for her and her peers working in Hollywood.

March 25, 2024

This week Jameela is joined by Rob Dial (The Mindset Mentor Podcast) to talk about how his own generational trauma informed his career path blending neurology, neurobiology, psychology, early childhood development, and cognitive behavioral therapy to better understand how the brain and body work together.