November 6, 2020

EP. 31 — Amrou Al-Kadhi

Drag performer, writer, and filmmaker Amrou Al-Kadhi joins Jameela this week to discuss growing up between London and the Middle East, the progressive roots of Islam, coming out as “white” to their parents, using quantum physics to explain being non-binary, how their drag character represents a more free version of their mother, and their book – Life As A Unicorn: A Journey To Shame To Pride And Everything in Between. 

Transcript

IWEIGH-031-20201105-Amrou-ACv02-DYN.mp3   JAMEELA JAMIL [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of “I Weigh” with Jameela Jamil. Are you OK? I don’t know if I am. I haven’t been sleeping very well and I’ve been eating rubbish because I’m stress eating. And that’s also not really making me feel much better outside of the moment. I wake up every hour with anxiety and have to fight the urge to grab my phone and check to find out if democracy still exists in America. What a week. I’m not going to dwell on it too much, because I know that you are probably soaked in it just the way I am, and I’m also not going to be a hypocrite and tell you to step away and look after your mental health, because even though that’s what we should all be doing, it’s really fucking hard with this much going on in the world right now. We’re all kind of glued to this monumental and historical moment. So let’s hope in the ne

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