Fatima Jamal’s confidence is infectious. In life and on social media, the artist and dancer boldly asserts her presence, unbothered by any opinions but her own. Her self-assuredness comes, in part, from her journey towards self-acceptance, and when Jezebel sat with her at her home in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, last month, it became immediately clear that now is her time to shine.
Fatima has put her daughter-in-law Jessica through the wringer on Channel Seven's Bride and Prejudice.
It's been touted as 'the most controversial' reality show of the year.
Bride and Prejudice's second season will come to an end next week, and it looks like the show won't be bowing out quietly.
Bride and Prejudice star Jess was relentlessly 'slut shamed' by her future mother-in-law Fatima in scenes that shocked Australia.
She was dubbed the 'mother-in-law from hell' for her harsh treatment of her son Seyat's fiancee Jess.
Bride and Prejudice mother-in-law Fatima previously accused her son's fiancée Jess of 'dressing like a prostitute' and 'smelling like cats.'
Bride and Prejudice viewers were left stunned last week when Fatima Abazovski claimed that her future daughter-in-law Jess Jones 'smells like cats'.
Bride and Prejudice star Fatima shocked viewers on Monday after reducing her son Seyat's fiancée Jess to tears by saying she 'dresses like a prostitute'.
Bride And Prejudice: The Forbidden Weddings' Jess was reduced to tears after going head-to-head with her fiancés mother Fatima on Monday night's episode.
Bride and Prejudice mother-in-law Fatima has previously branded her son's fiancée, Jessica, a 'slutty party girl' and a 'whore' that doesn't deserve to marry her son.
While Fatima Abazovski may not approve of Jessica Jones, the 21-year-old Bride & Prejudice star has no shortage of support from fans of the new series, who have reached out to her.