I need to see my own beauty and to continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the color of my skin, and the feelings that I have are all worthy and okay.

This is Simply Jamilah, a public time capsule of a regular shmegular human being who is learning the beautiful ins and outs of adulting. Simply Jamilah, often shortened to SJ/Ess Jay, is a place I created to feel like my most unique and true self, to be unashamedly authentic, to capture the best and worst moments of my life. The beautiful thing about this tiny corner I created on the internet is anyone and everyone with a kind heart, genuine intentions, and open mind is welcome.

hi, i'm Jamilah

I am in my early twenties and feel like a 50-year-old stuck in the appearance of a 17-year-old (hey acne). Like many others, I am learning how to make peace with who I am and embrace every part of me.

To get to know me a bit better:

12 DAys of Ess Jay!

November was a month of pure chaos, and I neglected the one place I can go to for peace: this blog. So, to share all the thoughts and videos I’ve kept in my brain, I introduce 12 Days of Ess Jay! December 12th to the 23rd, I will share a new Simply Jamilah writing every single day, some dating all the way back to early November. 

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Jamilah on Film is a space for 2015 wannabe YouTuber Jamilah to shine. I love filming and editing and documenting my life, and I’ve always wanted to do it on a platform where there is no pressure. No analytics. No easy judgement.

All of the videos are whatever I want them to be, mini diary entries instead of grand cinematic experiences. I chit chat, travel, live my daily life, and share everything I love.

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Jamilah on Film is a space for 2015 wannabe YouTuber Jamilah to shine. I love filming and editing and documenting my life, and I’ve always wanted to do it on a platform where there is no pressure. No analytics. No easy judgement.

All of the videos are whatever I want them to be, mini diary entries instead of grand cinematic experiences. I chit chat, travel, live my daily life, and share everything I love.

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upcoming episodes:

FEB 6TH: a girl & her red flags

FEB 20TH: the fear of companionship

the simply jamilah podcast

Becoming an adult while existing as a Black, American woman in the 21st century is not an easy task, and the best way I deal with it is by talking into a microphone. With random tangents, anecdotes, and grammatically questionable sentences, I talk about anything and everything that pops into my mind while accomplishing the day-to-day task of being a woman in this confusing, evolving, scary lifetime.

Welcome to The Simply Jamilah Podcast.

New episodes two Mondays a month.

available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, & more!

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word vomiting my thoughts, expressing intense emotions, discussing mental health

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