❤️ everything is fine ❤️
Save the children. Save the people. Save the dogs. Ban assault weapons. This is so ridiculous. 🙄
I eat trolls for dinner. Ps. This clown was saying this regarding an app for KIDS from @ww that teaches them from the age of 8, how to diet. Fuck that app. Encouraging children to learn “success” and “failure” in weight loss, and monitor themselves in numbers that they are too young to ingest responsibly. Are we ever old enough to emotionally handle those stupid numbers that don’t tell us much about our actual fucking health at all. If you are a parent and you allow your child at the age of 8, to start ingesting diet culture and fat-phobia by themselves on their phone, then you are fucking up. I was 11 when I was put on my first diet. And it ruined the rest of my life, because I developed an irrational terror of food and fat. Say no to this hugely irresponsible app by @ww they just continue to be the worst...
Had a pretttttty good night at the @instylemagazine Badass Women dinner. Got to meet so many faves that I admire. Everyone was smart and funny and kind, and inspiring. I felt very lucky to be there. Thank you to @laurabrown99 for being such a warm and fun host, and for making fashion fun and for celebrating women who fight back. Ps. @allisonbjanney is a fucking babe of a human. 👌🏽
TW: mention of rape in this video. Sick in bed and tired of going round in circles on this. This is my last word on this. Peace and love to anyone in Kashmir, and any people under the occupation of soldiers who are there to police and control them, who feel unsafe. I will be continuing to support funds that bring relief to those of you in the world who are being denied food, water, medicine. ❤️ Peace ❤️
COVER STAR OF THE YEAR/DECADE @gretathunberg who is doing so much to save the world. Follow her. Listen to her. Support her.
Gah. My own @britishvogue September Issue cover. I wrote the open editorial for this issue too, and I hope you enjoy it. This is a massive honour. ❤️ I can’t think of a cooler issue to be featured in. I can’t think of a cooler editor or a more exceptional guest editor. I love everything about this issue and the message behind it. It’s a new era for Vogue, and it’s really exciting. No airbrushing on a vogue cover! Wahey!
I’m aware this may not seem that deep, or “brave” but it’s a win for teenage and twenty something me who suffered with such obsessive body dysmorphia and fixation on anything society deemed a flaw. So it’s a little win for teenage anorexic me. 🤘🏽 Tag someone who needs to see this. We can break out of this prison of self hate together. ❤️ I love to expose all the shit that happens in this industry, to make us all feel sad, so you can see that it’s not you who is the problem, it’s THEM. To any other actors, influencers or models that follow me, please join me in this and fight back against the use of airbrushing that makes others try to reach standards that we a#ourselves can’t meet... ❤️ #freethebackfat
Who I think I am, vs, who I really am... 👌🏽 #getweird
This is a gun problem. It isn’t a “mental illness” problem. Mental illness exists all over the world, but these shootings only happen this regularly when there is access to guns. Don’t use these tragedies as a reason to just further stigmatize the mentally ill. Just get rid of the weapons. Ps. There is no sustainable support for the mentally ill in this country as it is... if the government are going to bring up mental illness, what is their plan to help people suffering with it? It’s the first time in my life that I’ve had to check every single store, concert, airport, cinema and club I walk into, and before I can relax I have to work out where I’m going to hide in the event of a mass shooting.
Join me in celebrating friendships at the Ultimate BFF Experience in LA this month. Download Bumble and create a @BumbleBFF profile for your chance to attend the event and chat with me about whatever is on your mind! #AskingForAFriend #BumblePartner
A Tandoori Tenderloin has been added to the mix... Catch me and the Impractical Jokers in #TheMiseryIndex, coming Oct 22 to @tbsnetwork! Coming Oct 22 to @tbsnetwork, the Impractical Jokers and I bring you the only game show where contestants can make a fortune on other’s misfortune. #TheMiseryIndex
All girls have cellulite. often even new born babies have it. It’s totally normal, and not a failure of any kind. Celebrities , adverts. and magazines have GOT to stop editing this stuff out. 💙 #babebumps Tag someone who has been hating on theirs. 📸 @salacuse
*Smug post alert.* Sometimes it’s the people nobody imagines anything of, who do the things nobody can imagine.” -Alan Turing. I was sitting and reflecting on my journey over the past 4 years/10 years/30 years and remembering how MUCH I was discouraged from moving to California to start my life and career over again at 29. I was told I was too old for a girl, I was told there were no opportunities for south Asian women, and I was told I wasn’t thin enough. I have EDS 3, so doctors always told me I wouldn’t be able to have an active job when I was an adult. Men in this industry constantly told me I wasn’t funny, or smart, just “stylish.” These people prescribed me a life that had nothing to do with what I knew I was capable of. Well, I listened to MY gut, and not the fear people were projecting on to me, that they had around taking risks themselves, and I made the big jump. Women in particular are so fucking discouraged that we often don’t even try. I beg of you to change how you look at risks, failure and rejection. TRYING IS WINNING. You’re a hero for taking a chance on yourself whatever happens. And most people will be forever haunted by the words “what if?” Don’t be that person. Please just go for whatever it is that you love, if you have the slightest opportunity to. Rejection still means you were a legend for risking your pride being hurt; to put yourself out there. That takes SO much character. I’ve failed a million times, and I consider those as noble as my few big wins. Do not apologize for being ambitious and thinking outside the box you have been forced into by the people around you, or by society’s stereotypes of your people. Rage against the machine and do not conform. Do not behave. Do not surround yourself with nay-sayers. No more “can’t.”No more “shouldn’t.” You can’t win a game if you don’t play. I’m not saying I’m the pinnacle of success. I’m just doing more than I was ever told I could. And I’m happy with that. Jam x Tag a friend who needs to read this smug post today. ❤️ #womendontbragenough
I BAWLED MY FUCKING EYES OUT as they called out “that’s a series wrap on Tahani...” and Mike walked towards me in what felt like slow motion, and my heart felt like it was going to burst because I love him so much, and I love this show, and I can’t believe how much it changed my life, and helped my activism and allowed me to do and see things I could never have imagined. Gah. What a mess I will be for a while. ❤️😩❤️ big ups to my boyfriend for staying at work with me til 2am to be there for that moment. ❤️
On this day in April 2016, I had just shot a pilot with these ridiculously talented people, all of whom I was terrified of, because I’d never acted a day in my life before, and I felt incredibly unworthy of them. I was in a show created by Mike Schur, the god of comedy, and all of his (infuriatingly young and gifted) writers, and most of my scenes were opposite @teddanson I had no idea what we were in for. Or if you would all hate us; or just hate me! I didn’t know if people would get it; or if we could ever top the best comedy season finale I’ve ever seen. But it all went just fine. And the writers just continued to amaze us. The crew propped us up and built an amazing show and environment for us to work with them in. Mike and Morgan Sackett turned out to be the best bosses ever. And we are rolling into season 4, ending on our terms, with a golden globe nomination, an Emmy nomination; a TCA award, an AFI award, a critics choice nomination and the best fans a show could ever ask for, that send us their love and support from all around the world. You guys are so smart and fun and your costumes when you dress up as us are SO cool. This was above and beyond the most extraordinary thing to happen to me. And to all of us I think. And today as I shoot my final scene I thank everyone involved in this beautiful experience. It was a proper team effort and I will never forget any of this, or any of you. ❤️ signing off as Tahani officially, as I series wrap. Lots of love. Jam. X
Proud to be an @ehlers.danlos advocate of the year. I got diagnosed at 9 years old and there is still so little information 20 years later about this condition that affects so many of us in so many ways. Well done for all you do to cope with this condition. I admire you so very much. Jam ❤️
Hello all! I’m working with @bumblebff on their BRILLIANT #askingforafriend campaign around loneliness. I’m someone who has really struggled with it in my life, because I’ve always moved around a lot, because I’ve always been socially awkward, and just because sometimes it’s hard to find your people. Especially in this day and age. We work such relentless hours, a lot of us have anxiety, and often we feel like we are only going to ever meet people in our current surroundings. This app is a brilliant way for all of us to own up to that completely normal feeling, and say, “I’m asking for a friend” and then meet people from all sorts of backgrounds. I support this campaign because it’s what me and @i_weigh stand for: Community and acceptance. I hope you check this app out and I hope you find your people on here. Download the app; create your BFF profile and get friending!!! There’s also an opportunity to celebrate friendship with me in LA this August! #endthestigma #iloveyou #bumblepartner
Gah. I’m on the COVER of the September Issue of VOGUE! With some of my heroes. Guest edited by a total hero, HRH The Duchess of Sussex, (Tahani’s good friend) and @edward_enninful created such a beautiful messaging behind this iconic issue. I grew up never seeing Pakistani or Indian girls on the cover of magazines, and this means the world to teenage me. I was a also teen model briefly and thought I would have to starve myself to get into Vogue, and it’s a Fucking BEAUTIFUL thing that it’s actually my fight against those impossible beauty standards and the diet products I tried to use to get me to that weight, got me here in the end! Thank you @britishvogue for this career highlight and extraordinary life moment that I will Never forget. ❤️ ALSO photographed by one of my FAVOURITES @TheRealPeterLindbergh, and styled by the genius @TheRealGraceCoddington, hair by @BartPumpkin and @SergeNormant, make-up by @TheValGarland and @Diane.Kendal, nails by @LorraineVGriffin and @YukoTsuchihashi. On newsstands Friday 2 August. With legends: @AdutAkech @Gemma_Chan @GretaThunberg @JameelaJamilOfficial @Chimamanda_Adichie @AdwoaAboah @JacindaArdern @FrankieGoesToHayward @SomaliBoxer @CTurlington @SalmaHayek @TheSineadBurke @JaneFonda @LaverneCox @yarashahidi
It’s ok not to be. Well done for just getting through the damn day. Nothing wrong or embarrassing about getting help either. I had a therapy called EMDR that I used for depression, anxiety, eating disorder issues and PTSD, and if you should be lucky enough to access any mental healthcare I would urge you to spend your money on that before ANYTHING else that isn’t a necessity for your life. Saved my life. Love you. ❤️
This was one of the most amazing moments of my life. I almost burst into tears walking on stage the way you all greeted us. Yesterday I got to sit on a panel at our final Comic-con and it was the best to say goodbye to our fans properly. I can’t believe so many people camped outside to be in that room with us. This show means the world to me, and it changed my life, and it changed the way I think, and it made all my wildest dreams come true. Plus I got to spend 4 summers with Ted Danson, learning how to act from him, and stealing all of his food when he wasn’t looking. Our writers are the best writers and our whole crew is amazing, and Mike Schur is an alien freak of a genius for making what he did, and breaking all the barriers and setting new standards for network television. Anyway, we start filming the finale this week, and I promise you we will package all the love in the world into it for you. 💋 Thanks to all you guys at Comic-con yesterday, and thanks to all our fans worldwide for your endless passion, it makes a huge difference to us. 💋
Proud to be in @wmag in such a cool feature, celebrating so many talents I love and look up to. ❤️ 📸 @jackie_nickerson
Welp. Officially Peak Tahani.
We got NOMINATED for an EMMY, and Ted got his very own nomination too. Wooooop. 🤘🏽
Just a selfie with @lizzobeeating ❤️ Have you seen our interview together on my IGTV?
Don’t. Do. It. Don’t even body shame yourSELF in front of them.
My 4 minute interview about my approach to feminism and not being here for the fuckshit. ❤️ with @instylemagazine #badasswomen. Ps. The bit about the royals was filmed in mental health month. They follow a few different accounts per their theme every month. And we were so honored to make the chosen 16. It’s such a cool idea.❤️
Clinging to Ted like my life depends on it...
God the relief of a better day. It’s been 5 days of auto immune hell. The endless gratitude for the moments of near wellness even never wears off. It’s a brilliant part of the human spirit. Hope you are making the most of the good days and the best of the bad days. Even if that just means hiding in your bed with Netflix, hating everyfuckingone, and everyfuckingthing, like I do. 🤘🏽
This. Shit. Is. Hard. ❤️ and shout out if you are so fucking tired of having to protect yourself in a bubble while so many other people are able to just eat what they want, take drugs, stay out all night, drink a lot, take risks, do sports.... etc. But you make one less than perfect choice and your day/week is ruined. The envy is real... I see you. I hear you. I feel you. I’m with you.
Happy 4th July!
Trigger warning. Sexual assault and trans abuse. This is young Avary Palmer who was drugged and raped on June 24th, by a friend Who took him out to celebrate his 21st birthday, this friend is working for the US government. During the rape this poor young man had a seizure, and woke up to find he was still being raped. He is still in the hospital being treated, and will not be able to go home, as his rapist is still on the loose and knows where he lives. Let’s all help him with his relocation costs, in any way we can. Black trans people face an extra layer and frequency of abuse, and have a life expectancy of 35, because of how they are mistreated by our society. We have a duty to educate each other and support them. Nobody deserves this. It’s horrifying that this is how he spent his 21st birthday. The link to his go fund me, is in his bio @palmermusic Sending love and hopes of safety to you all. Thanks to @ashleemariepreston for tirelessly working to bring these stories to our attention. #translivesmatter #protecttranskids #thriveover35 #transisbeautiful
Missing this queeeeeen. Being busy is a right fucker of a cock block on friendships. 😇 check out @dopequeenpheebs if you want to laugh and learn. 😇 and check out our podcast episode together on “Soooo Many White Guys.”