Lilly Singh – knows as ||Superwoman|| – is a 29 year
old Canadian YouTuber, comedian, actress, and author with an Indian ancestry,
now living in Los Angeles. Coming from Toronto – a place in Canada where a
majority of the Indian population lives – her Indian values were always
instilled into her – even in the smallest of things – ever since she was a kid.
This is seen even today in her content on YouTube.
In the span of a decade, Lilly Singh went from being
a girl no one knew dealing with depression and wanting to end her life, to now
becoming a role to many
In December of 2015, Lilly launched a campaign
called #GirlLove. #GirlLove is a campaign to stop girl-on-girl hate which has
been happening since a while now but isn’t spoken about that much. #GirlLove
is about building each other up, leaving behind the negativity, and achieving
amazing things together As a part of the campaign, a pin, and a Rafiki – which
is a piece of jewellery – is sold, and the money goes towards educating girls
in Kenya. With an education, girls have a place to share strength, ideas and
support. It’s the ultimate kind of #GirlLove.
As someone in the limelight, Lilly Singh is someone
with a lot of power. This power can be used by her in any way she pleases.
However, she uses it to make a change in the lives of millions of people
worldwide, every day. She has a social media presence not enjoyed by everyone.
She uses this to her advantage, to help the people who cannot speak up for
themselves. In doing so, she gives a voice to the otherwise not noticed – the
With all that Lilly is doing in order to make a
difference in the life of other people, she has also made a difference in my
life. Her book How To Be A Bawse is what I have chosen as my symbol of Power. In
March 2017, she released her debut book HOW TO BE A BAWSE: A Guide to Surviving
Conquering Life, which became a #1 New York Times Best Seller.