Jillian Rose Reed
Jillian Rose Reed is an American actress best known for playing the role of Tamara Kaplan in MTV's hit TV series Awkward. Jillian is a passionate advocate on mental health topics and is currently on the board of directors for Breaking the Chains, a unified global non-profit foundation using art as the process to unmask the stigma of individuals affected by eating disorders and negative body image. Creative genres like film, painting, poetry, music and dance inspire global community to use art as an outlet for the darkness that lies dormant, providing a bridge to recovery and serving as a prevention platform toward a healthy journey to mental and emotional wellness. One by one, hand in hand, Breaking the Chains champions the rediscovery of self-love, self-acceptance, and respect - sharing a healing journey that will break the chains, one link at a time.
Jillian's ongoing support of Breaking The Chains Foundation as a Board Member and Celebrity Spokesperson includes featured pieces in several media outlets, events, and programs. She has participated in interviews and promos speaking out on behalf of Breaking the Chains, including Megan McCain’s “Take Part Live,” MTV ACT, Bello magazine, Glitter magazine, IAMM magazine, Pop Sugar, Whosay, Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards, IAEDP, and Huffington Post to name a few. Most recently, Reed was a contestant on the Buzzfeed Game Show, “Outside Your Bubble” playing on the behalf of BTCF.
Jillian’s personal approach, talent, charisma and giving heart have been at the forefront of Breaking the Chains, encouraging and urging others to change the face of eating disorders by changing the conversation. Now, with an online reach of over 1 million, an active blog, and an Instagram she uses to promote self-love, Jillian has learned how to take all the negative that comes with social media, and turn it into a positive! Jillian is the creator of "How To Love Yourselfie", an interactive video and workbook based on her 5 selfie video guides which has blossomed into an evidence-based 45-minute online program. This program speaks to young people about self-love, body confidence, and how to live your best life both on and off the internet!