introducing... ess jay

I’m not the best at introducing myself (probably one of the many reasons I struggle with making friends and only admire strangers from afar). Anyway, my name is Jamilah (juh-mee-luh), and I’m going to try my best to not make this sound like a LinkedIn profile.

For starters, I’m in my early twenties, and I’ve graduated from college. I’ve gotten trapped in the “wonderful” world of retail, and since I have no idea what I want to do with my degree, I’ll be there for a while. When I’m not busy sort of being a merchandiser, I am creating. For me, creating is writing and utilizing the internet to make my voice heard, whether it be on this blog or its adjoining podcast. Both platforms really allow me to showcase every authentic part of myself, and though they involve the easily accessible world of the internet, I don’t feel judged. Simply Jamilah is literally about being myself, going through this thing called life, and falling in love with the beauty that lies within.

When I’m not working or writing, I try to continue educating myself in a way that doesn’t involve paying a racist institution thousands of dollars for a master’s degree that has nothing to do with my bachelor’s degree. Instead, I read books and watch YouTube videos related to a profession I could actually see myself doing. Speaking of watching things, I do watch an unruly amount of YouTube videos, movies, and television shows, but that’s nothing compared to how much music I listen to on a daily basis.

Music literally saved/saves my life.

I think that’s all folks. Everything else you need or want to know can be found somewhere on this blog.

With all my heart,
Jamilah <3

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There's power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.

Michelle Obama