Here’s what the duo had to share with the mag:
Jameela on why she’s fighting for body positivity: “Most of my health problems came from what I did to myself while trying to be thin. I have a kidney that is always in trouble, and that’s literally because of all the detox and diet products I took. That’s why I rally so aggressively—I’m living in the body I hurt because society told me that my size was the most important thing in the world, and it wasn’t.”
Celeste on being authentic on social media: “We’re saying what other people want to hear; we’re just being clever about it. People are tired of being hit over the head and told what to believe in. I just want people to have a laugh, and, also, ‘Hey, maybe now you feel better!’ I never started this to be a body-positive thing, but I’m so happy and proud that it has turned out that way and that I’m caught up in that movement.”
Jameela on body struggles: “I [still] struggle with body dysmorphia, but it’s nothing compared with what it would’ve been if I hadn’t been forced to look at my body as this incredible machine that does so much for me, that I’m now so protective of. It’s something I owe to the struggles I’ve had, and I believe we can’t do enough to teach people about gratitude. I hope that other people don’t have to go through what Celeste and I have gone through to get that. Enjoy this life while you can. Also, we only get taught to think about the outside, never the inside, and it’s not right.”
For more from Jameela Jamil and Celeste Barber, visit InStyle.com.