"Some Find My Truth Disappointing" - Lilly Singh On The Difficulties Of Coming Out As Bisexual

Pallavi Manoj , 03 Sep 2019

Lilly Singh, better known as her initial YouTube persona Superwoman is currently riding high on her soon-to-premiere late-night NBC talk show. She announced the good news to the world on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon with the help of Jimmy and Seth Meyers. By having her own talk show on a mainstream TV channel, Lilly becomes the first woman of colour who is bisexual to host a late-night talk show. This is path-breaking for the late-night sect which has been supremely male-dominated until now.  Earlier this year, even before the announcement of her late-night talk show, the Youtuber had come out to the world as bisexual through an Instagram post.

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She had received love and support from millions when the post went viral, and one look at the comments section of the above post is enough proof of the same. But today, Lilly took to Instagram to get real. She chose to be completely honest about what happened after she opened up about her sexuality. She said that while she received a humongous amount of support from all sides, she also had to encounter people who were disappointed or were not okay with her coming out. This, she said led to a lot of insecurities because suddenly she wasn’t on a spectrum that could relate to every love song and rom-com. This made her realize that not everyone can actually fit into the mainstream idea or spectrum of love as shown in romantic-comedies. She ends her thoughtful Instagram post with a regular message for her followers to be kind and compassionate.

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It’s been 1 year since I mustered up the courage to share my truth with some of my dearest friends. When I decided to come out on social media earlier this year, I did so through a very pointed post. Having shared so much of my life with an audience for so long, this is one aspect of my life I didn’t want to explain. That is what felt right and authentic to me. Having said that, it’s been a year and now I do feel compelled to share a few thoughts with those willing to read them. Firstly, I’ve learned that there is NOTHING more important than living your truth. It’s scary, it’s nerve wrecking and often times it’s painful but ultimately it is worth it. Period. But this post isn’t just about the bright side, it’s about raw truth. Coming out was one of the scariest experiences of my life. I’d love to tell you that everyone was supportive and that people didn’t treat me differently but I’d be lying. Even if I ignore the actions of others and focus on myself, admittedly dealing with the warfare in my mind has been hard. Coming out lifted a weight off my shoulders but at the same time it placed the weight of judgement on my chest. Maybe that’s the culture I was raised in or maybe it’s all in my head but either way for me it’s real. I’m so happy that my coming out has inspired so many people but at the same time I am not oblivious to the fact that some find my truth disappointing or not ideal. Whether I agree with them or not, I can’t deny that those energy waves have made me feel insecure more than once in the past year. For so many years I lived with the privilege of relating to every love song & rom com and now that my place on the spectrum has shifted, I realize how sad it is that not everyone can. Why am I sharing all of this? Because over the past year I learned the power of being kind to other people even if they’re different. Every friend and family member that reached out to me with words of encouragement, you don’t realize how much that meant to me during an uncertain time. TL;DR life is tough enough for the LGBTQ+ community and various other communities. Kindness, compassion and humanity can go a really long way. Add light, not darkness. Love each other ❤️

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Lilly, you are a force to be reckoned with and not to mention an inspiration to many around the world. We love you for always being honest about everything that goes on in your life. Because someone somewhere is being benefitted just because you are so real. Thank you, for sharing this with the world.

On the work front, Lilly’s show called A Little Late With Lilly Singh is scheduled to premiere on NBC on 16th September.

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We can’t wait for this because we know it’s going to be EPIC!

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