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 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:

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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 63: i don’t need a man
[but this is what i need from a man]
(sneak peek)