July 30, 2020

EP. 17 — iO Tillett Wright

This week, author, photographer, TV-host, and activist iO Tillett Wright joins Jameela to discuss his wild childhood growing up in rough 1980’s NYC, processing his own traumas from his parents’ addictions, his experience thriving as a trans man, and photographing 10,000 queer people for his new book Self Evident Truths.

Transcript

IWEIGH-017-20200729-TillettWright-ACv01-DYN.mp3   JAMEELA JAMIL [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of “I Weigh” with Jameela Jamil. I hope you’re well. I’m fine. I am, I’m in like sort of year 45 of lockdown. It feels as though. I am, I had quite a good week. This week I found out that “The Good Place” is nominated for an Emmy, in fact, we were nominated for seven Emmys. And so that is really exciting and cool because not only is it nice to be recognized, but it’s also mostly that this show changed my whole life. You know, I got to America. I didn’t know anyone. Didn’t have any agents or managers and didn’t have a plan. Thought I would just be a writer. And finally found representation. They sent me for “The Good Place” audition, knowing that I never acted before, or at least not since school plays when I was 9. And I guess I was so bold in the audition because I was so certain that I wouldn

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