August 12, 2021

EP. 71 — Judaism and LGBTQ+ Activism with Adam Eli

Activist and writer Adam Eli joins Jameela this week to discuss how the teachings of Judaism can apply to the LGBTQ+ community, why activism and social justice can be messy, how to use rage to combat diet culture, what Adam learned this year about his body and his experience with body image in the LGBTQ+ community, and more. Check out Adam Eli’s book – The New Queer Conscious – wherever books are sold.

Transcript

Jameela: [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil. I hope you’re well. There’s so much chaos, I don’t know how you would be. I’m I’m I’m alright. It’s just it’s a lot, isn’t it? It’s a lot. It’s a lot. The Internet is a lot. The news is a lot. We we somehow persist. We are legends. Our generation. All the generations involved in this shit show are legends. Speaking of legends, my guests today, I love this person so much. I met him while I was shooting my little YouTube show a year and a half ago. And he is a young, queer Jewish activist who came across my radar because their work is so exceptional. His name is Adam Eli and he’s so, so special and has such a fresh take on so many different subjects and is someone that I really look up to when it comes to the way that he engages with people and engages in certain issues. And he’s a very respected voice online and came on to

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