One of the first few YouTube content creators to become famous, Lilly Singh goes as 'Superwoman' on her social media accounts. It makes sense, too. Lilly has changed millions of life over the years: By making people laugh, by standing up for their rights and by using her voice for all things good.
Here we make a list (or try) for all the times Lilly was a Superwoman IRL, making us beam with pride.
1. When she smashed all stereotypes to become the first Indian-origin woman and person from the LGBTQ community to host a late night show on a major network.
Lilly will be replacing Carson Daly on NBC's late-night talk show Last Call With Carson Daly and it is truly a watershed moment in the history of television.
It’s official. Ya girl is getting her own @nbc late night show... A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Thank you so much for being here. I am truly so grateful. ❤️— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019
Thank you @jimmyfallon @sethmeyers pic.twitter.com/h44HoPRtel
2. When she wasn't afraid to embrace her sexuality and came out as queer with this tweet.
✅ Female— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) February 25, 2019
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 x
3. When she fixed the lyrics of famous Bollywood songs to make them less problematic and the result was as kickass as you can imagine.
4. When she gave racists a much-needed 'geography lesson' and put them in place using their own language.
5. When she shut her sexist trolls with just one Instagram post.
I wear what I feel comfortable wearing. Sometimes that's a turtleneck and sometimes that's a bikini. Either way, it doesn't warrant your opinion, mistreatment or assumption.
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For most of my life, I didn't expose much skin, not because I didn't want to but because I felt guilty about it. I was taught that showing cleavage and legs is shameful and asking for judgment and trouble. As I grew up I teetered back and forth on this line between feeling sexy and feeling ashamed. Everyone had an opinion about what I wore on my body. Then I entered the entertainment industry and admittedly during shoots I often found myself feeling super confident, so I showed a little skin. But then, people assumed that I'm selling my body and resorting to sex without a choice in the matter. That's not the case. All this to say, I'm now in a place where what I wear is simple. In fact, it only follows one rule: I wear what I feel comfortable wearing. Sometimes that's a turtleneck and sometimes that's a bikini. Either way, it doesn't warrant your opinion, mistreatment or assumption. I think I look cute and if you disagree, feel free to dress differently. That's the beauty of being different people 🙏🏽❤️ sending you all positive vibes x #TomboyWithAFigah
6. When she 'made a sandwich' on request of a misogynist and gave him a lesson in both, cooking and basic human decency.
7. When she became the first UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador from the digital space.
8. When she took a break from making videos on YouTube to follow lessons she preaches for mental health.
Anyone who has been following Lilly, knows how much importance she places on mental health. She followed lessons she gives by taking time out from making videos. Post coming back, she has reduced the number of videos uploaded on her channel to focus on other things.
9. When she started the #GirlLove campaign to promote camaraderie between women because we are always stronger together.
10. When she became just one of the two Indian-origin people to feature in the Time’s 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.
This was in 2016 and the other person was PM Narendra Modi.
11. When her motivational book How To Be A Bawse became New York Times Best Seller.
Lilly Singh has impacted people in more ways than one and no list can possibly include all her accomplishments as a celebrity and more importantly, as an inspiration.
This body is mine, you can’t make me feel ugly.— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 29, 2019
Only thing gotta change is your mind if you judge me.
Light or dark skin, issa win, it don’t bug me.
Don’t need fair and lovely because I love me.