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.

Tracee Ellis Ross

This is Simply Jamilah, a public time capsule of a regular shmegular human being. Simply Jamilah, often shortened to SJ/Ess Jay, is a place I created to feel like myself, 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:

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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 every other Monday.

available wherever you listen to podcasts

most recent episode

episode 61: the role of a leader
(sneak peek)