March 11, 2021

EP. 49 — Diane Guerrero

Actor, author, and activist Diane Guerrero joins Jameela this week to discuss the Diane’s experience as the daughter of immigrants, having her parents deported when she was 14, how EMDR helped her heal from her trauma, why she speaks out for her community, and what needs to change with immigration policy today.

Transcript

Jameela: [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil. I’m tired, very tired. I’m tired because I’ve had no sleep because all week I have spent my nights looking at my phone, doing the exact thing I’m not supposed to do because I cannot stop reading the coverage over the Meghan and Harry interview. This has been going on for bloody weeks. As soon as it was announced they were doing this interview, this press and palace onslaught has just been like nothing I’ve ever seen before. No one even knew what was going to be said in the interview. And so considering how tame and dignified that interview has turned out to be, it does make you wonder what must have really happened for the presumptuous, anticipatory response before it had even aired to be so strong, all of these random claims of of bullying. And listen, I have no idea what happened. I wasn’t there I just think it’s a bit weird that it happened years ago. And

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