February 23, 2023

EP. 151 — Asexuality and Aromanticism with Yasmin Benoit

Activist, model, and writer Yasmin Benoit joins Jameela this week to share her experience and work as an asexual and aromantic person. They discuss misconceptions about the community, the way people respond to her when they find out about her sexuality, the importance of all types of relationships, some of the more ridiculous questions she gets asked, her experience with bullying in school, and more.

 

Follow Yasmin Benoit on Instagram & Twitter @theyasminbenoit

 

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

Jameela Intro: Hello and welcome to another episode I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast against shame. Sorry about how sexy I sound right now but I’ve got a bit of a, bit of a bug you know that bug that’s been going around. It’s fucking freezing where I am and wet and cold and miserable and I’m pissed. I am fully pissed. Not in the fun drunk way; in the angry, miserable, self sorry way. And so yeah, having a shit time. If you’re having a shit time I’m right there with you. I’m wearing clothes I have now been wearing for about 8 days and I stink and I look like what can only be described as an actual crust. I’m a crust of a human. I have human and dog food like deeply embedded into my jumper and I have a face like a slapped arse. I just look furious so I don’t know if you’re aroused after hearing that, but I am.    Speaking of aroused, this week we have an excellent conversation one that you have been asking me to find

Recent Episodes

See All

May 20, 2024

Jameela is joined by the world’s leading hormone expert & author Maisie Hill (Period Power) to talk about the science behind our stress hormones, how our stress response system is overwhelmed by modern technology and day-to-day deadlines, and how understanding our hormones will help us build resilience.

May 13, 2024

Mental Health Awareness Month continues with Jameela welcoming licensed marriage & family therapist Vienna Pharaon (The Origins of You) to answer your questions about tough relationships with aging parents, how to deal with friends or family who refuse therapy and how to reframe the way our brains deal with shame and disappointment.

May 6, 2024

To kick off Mental Health Awareness Month, Jameela is joined by comedian Neal Brennan (Netflix’s Crazy Good, Chappelle’s Show) to reflect on his personal exploration of shame, fear, anger, and how discovering spirituality changed his work.