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Why the world is loving iisuperwomanii Lilly Singh right now

Back in 2010, a girl in Canada began making YouTube videos as a tool to tackle her depression. Nine years later, she is inspiring over 14 million people across the world to love themselves and spread it around. Her Instagram bio reads ‘Entertainer. One Lover. Unicorn’, and as this social media sensation takes her celebrity beyond doing sketches on everyday life and furthering the cause of social challenges, here are all the reasons why she’s on top of our charts currently.

Little Late with Lilly Singh

 

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From a homemade YouTube video to a late night talk show on NBC — Lilly Singh has charted the course. Coming up this September, Little Late with Lilly Singh will take over Carson Daly’s segment on the channel, making her the only female to have her own chat show on one the four biggest news channels in the US. Not just hosting, iisuperwomanii is also co-producing the show with Universal TV, definitely practicing what she preaches in her book ‘How to be a Bawse: A guide to conquering life’.

Coming out to the world

 

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In February this year, Singh shared she’s bisexual with her followers on social media. “Female Coloured Bisexual. Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers. No matter how many boxes you check, I encourage you to do the same.” her post read, championing yet another endeavour to help people love themselves, encourage the LGBTQ+ community, and reaffirm the ‘one lover’ description about herself.

Bollywood rap

 

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A rap music video on the misogyny Bollywood? You can trust Singh to do just that! Her recent take on songs like ‘Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai’ and raps that focus on making women believe in themselves beyond the colour of their skin, the length of their hemlines, their body size, and more, has been creating a buzz around the world. Her knack for respecting what exists and becoming a part of the system in order to change it shines through in this one.

Mental health acceptance

 

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Singh has never shied away from talking about her mental health struggles. Whether it was sharing that her early  YouTube videos were a product of her beating depression, to taking a break last November for her mental health — she’s always advocated acceptance. Being open about something so personal in the public eye, in an attempt to be real with her followers and support and normalise mental health struggles, racks up another win for this human unicorn.

Megha Uppal
Senior Associate Editor
An innate love for travel and food has translated into many a trips since childhood for Megha; it also fed her curiosity to know about local cultures. When not writing, she is on the lookout for three things: A great dark chocolate dessert, a beautiful pool where she can practice her backstroke, and art that she can save up for.