The internet, for the most part, is a pretty judgemental and harsh place, but if there is someone who has successfully brought rainbows, butterflies and cupcakes topped with sparkly sprinkles to it—it has got to be Lilly Singh AKA iiSuperwomanii. She began her YouTube channel simply as a hobby but it has now turned into a source of entertainment, encouragement, and self-love for many all around the world.
And as she freely shared her hopes, dreams, and plans with her followers—she became more than just an influencer and YouTuber, she became a friend. The idea behind why she calls herself superwoman, is because she strongly believes that everyone can be their own superhero. And her content, through various platforms aggressively encourages this.
A few hours ago, she put out an Instagram post and let her 8.3 million followers in on a very personal aspect of her life—her sexuality. She wrote…
✅ 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 x
She came out to the world and we can safely say that her decision to do this on a public platform is going to help so many people around the world. What she first thought was a shortcoming, is now her superpower—just imagine if everyone in the world began to see that their weakness is actually their greatest strength.
What we love is that her post isn’t just for the LGBTQIA+ community but just for everyone. What was an obstacle, can now be your superpower—whether it’s your sexual orientation, a stammer or the fear of public speaking. Let Lilly Singh’s step to embracing who she is, help you embrace who you are too.
Coming out isn’t a decision people take overnight—there is an entire process involved. An emotional process of self-discovery, building an identity, accepting it and eventually finding the confidence to tell the world around you. Sadly, we don’t live in a world where everyone can freely be who they are yet. A lot of people are still shamed for having sexual preferences that don’t fit the norm. But the good news is that, this is soon changing.
Ellen faced the brunt of coming out just one year after she opened up about being a lesbian and her show wasn’t taken off TV. And like her, a lot of celebrities, family members and friends have had bad experiences too. But times have changed and while there may be haters, there are also a flood of people who are cheering you on to be your best self! The comments on Lilly Singh’s post are proof.
So if you know someone who is struggling to come out, be the best source of support and love that you can be, because that is all they need.