23 Reasons You Should Subscribe NOW To Lilly Singh, AKA iiSuperwomanii

23 Reasons You Should Subscribe NOW To Lilly Singh, AKA iiSuperwomanii

This YouTuber is a major BAWSE.

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1. She's hella relatable

Lilly nails bad makeup days, what it'd be like if we were honest at job interviews, and (particularly relevant,) that one person who always starts the Halloween celebrations too early (cue side eye).

2. She keeps it clean

Lilly doesn't swear in her videos. You may hear the occasional "damn," but you'll never hear the F word. One of her favorite phrases is easily "motherf-er" - and no, that's not a censoring.

3. She keeps things real

Lilly's vlog channel gives her fans a daily insight into her life, what's going on - and how she's doing. She makes sure to keep her fans in the know on how she's doing, and always speaks her mind on issues. For example, Lilly took to her vlog channel to shut down rumors about why she chose not to attend this year's VidCon.

4. Eight years later and Lilly is still creating amazing content

You read that right--EIGHT YEARS. Did I mention she uploads TWICE a week? (What up, Super Monday and Thursday!) She also uploads daily on her vlog.

5. She's still insanely creative

It takes a lot of creativity and imagination to come up with content consistently--especially since she uploads twice a week.

6. She began her own production company.

It's called Unicorn Island Productions. Up first: an animated series based on the queer Instagram comic, Kickass Drag Queen created by Bob the Drag Queen.

7. She emphasizes self love and being your unique self

Lilly calls her fans "unicorns," as her way of emphasizing the importance of being yourself - even if it means being different from others. She constantly emphasizes the importance of self-love and acceptance.

Lilly recently became a spokesperson and model for Olay's #FaceAnything campaign. #FaceAnything is all about defying the gender norms for women, about having confidence to be bold and true to oneself. The campaign's focus is everything Lilly works towards for her female fans.

8. She doesn't tolerate homophobia

9. Or sexism

10. Or racism

11. Her period-related videos are ON THE MONEY.

My personal favorite is "If My Period Were a Person," where she collaborated with fellow YouTuber Connor Franta. Followed by "If Boys Got Their Periods." (Full playlist here.)

12. In fact, her first period video is behind this popular meme

Girls on their periods

13. Lilly genuinely cares about giving back and helping others

Lily began the #GirlLove initiative, which works to raise money to help girls in underprivileged countries get an education. She's a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador AND partners with the We Movement.

14. Paramjeet and Manjeet

Paramjeet and Manjeet are Lilly's "parents," whom she's been portraying since her early days of filming in her Toronto home. Every time these characters appear, you know it's going to be hilarious. Lilly portrays the two as super strict, typical Indian parents. Her best parent videos are "My Parents React," where she reacts to popular music videos as her parents. She also has an IGTV series for her parental characters titled "Spice News."

15. She understands the single life struggles.

Imagine if you actually could build your own boyfriend!

Another awesome, older video: Types of Single People

16. And the introvert/antisocial life

17. Her collaborations are EPIC.

She's done videos with big-time celebrities like Dwayne Johnson (multiple collabs, I might add), WILL SMITH, John Legend, Seth Rogan and James Franco, Charlize Theron...the list goes on. And they're all hilarious and wonderful.

18. Lilly sees you, Internet

You can't be a YouTuber and not understand just what the Internet is really like.

19. She understands the fans all too well

She has two videos on "types of fans" and recently jokingly called out her Twitter fan base.

20. She loves her fans to no end

Lilly does her daily vlogs for her fans, as a way to connect with them. She even opened a PO box, something she had chosen not to do for a long time, just so her fans could interact with her more directly. Lilly constantly talks about how much she loves her fans, and it shows in her passion for the content she creates. She does it all not just for herself, but for the fan base that's supported her since the beginning.

21. She wrote a motivational/autobiographical book

Based on her life experiences, Lilly shares some amazing advice on how to conquer life, not just survive it.

22. She also has an *amazing* lip color with Smashbox

One of Lilly's few beauty trademarks has been a red lip. Back in 2016, she teamed up with Smashbox to release a gorgeous red shade titled, of course, "Bawse." This shade is perfect for all skin tones - and I say this as a pale person who can rock this red lip!

23. You'll die of cuteness from Scarbro

HOW CUTE IS THAT FACE?? This is Lilly's fur baby. She's very much a doggy mom, and this dog is hands down one of the most precious things EVER. Watch her vlogs and follow him on Instagram for daily cuteness!! (Yes, the dog has his own Instagram. She's that kind of doggy mom.)

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Mac Miller Is Dead At 26 From A Disease We Still Refuse To Acknowledge

We cry tragedy one day and move on the next.

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Mac Miller was reported dead on Friday, September 7 of an apparent overdose following an open battle with drug abuse and addiction.

Miller's disease has landed him in multiple altercations with the law in recent months. In early May, he was arrested for fleeing the scene after crashing his car into a utility pole while under the influence. Looking back, Miller called it "the best thing that could have happened... I needed that. I needed to run into that light pole and literally, like, have the whole thing stop."

These words hold a heartbreaking echo in our hearts today.

For those of us that have lived through these rock bottoms, we know these words all too well. And we know how empty they can be. Today's tragedy and the inevitable dozens of others that will occur in the next couple of months can feel like a painful reminder to those of us who have been there with addiction that, sometimes, what we consider our rock bottoms are nothing compared to the ultimate rock bottom: death.

We as a society have become somewhat complacent with drug abuse in the past handful of years, especially when it comes to the rap scene. Rappers are seemingly dying left and right from the same drugs that their colleagues will continue to make rhymes about the next day.

Let's not forget that we have an up-and-coming star on the tip of everyone's tongue whose chosen name is literally after that of a drug responsible for nearly 7,000 overdose deaths in 2013 alone, 30 percent of the year's overdose casualties.

See also: Stop Praising Demi While Judging Every Other Addict Around You

But looking at the bigger picture, we continuously turn the other cheek to addicts in our society and we pretend that this disease is a choice despite how problematic and incorrect that assumption is and how little it does in terms of solving the problem.

We do the bare minimum when it comes to drug policy in this country, basically getting to the point of incarceration and that's about it. But we'll all be crying "tragedy" when another valuable life is lost at such a young age to a disease that we're ignoring.

We need to do more.

We need to come to terms with where we are and start making some changes that might not feel good but will do good. Supervised injection facilities. Government-funded rehabilitation. Getting rid of the stigma. Changing the conversation.

Mac Miller isn't the first and won't be the last. At least not at the rate we're going.

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‘You’ Tells Us 15 Truths About Social Media

People get to choose how you See Them.

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I just started watching the Netflix show called YOU and I have mix feelings about it. But the most reoccurring feeling I'm experiencing while watching this show is the feeling of being watched.

SPOILER ALERT.

The main character, Joe, gains all his entail about his love interest, Beck, through her social media accounts. By doing this he gets to see who her friends are, where she works, her boyfriend and even more creepy where she lives!

Now let's face it we all do this sort of 'research' when it comes to meeting someone new. But how far is too far? At what point does it become creepy and invasive? And should we be restricting ourselves for posting such informative personal things about ourselves, despite social media being a platform for expression?

These are some tough questions to answer which I plan to write about later. But for now here are 15 Truths about Social Media we need to consider as shown by the Netflix Show YOU.

1. People often capture only happy moments.

I mean how many people post about their failures and obstacles in life? You usually only get to see a person's achievements through social media. In the show, Joe sees this a lot with Beck's life versus her reality. In which she is often facing frustration and lack of funds.

2.  People often only choose the best out of 100 pictures they take.

Let's face it how many selfies do you take before you choose 'the one'? The truth is people will take hundred upon hundreds of pictures to get the right one. And those candids? Not actually candids.

3. People get to choose how you see them.

The truth about social media is that people get to choose how you see them and where you see them.

In the show, Beck seemed to be happy and it seemed like her life was beautiful. But the reality was that she was constantly struggling and fighting with herself.

4. You don't know a person based off a collage of pictures or tweets. 

So you see where this person goes to school, who they hang out with and what things they like. So you know the person now right? Not at all. The truth is, you can never know someone's life based off pixels and 150 characters.

In the show, Joe was able to recognize this and he questioned who Beck truly was.

5. There are many reasons for a public account. 

You might be thinking that people who have public accounts want to be seen and this was Joe's assumption on Beck. But the truth is there are many reasons for a public account, but this does not mean a person is asking to be stalked.

6. Well it's creepy. 

Social media can be creepy, but the truth is that it also attracts creepy people who can easily enter your life uninvited.

7. There's a point where it goes too far. 

Whether this is you posting something offensive to a certain person or group of people, there's a point where things go too far. It's a blurry line but it exists. There is also a point where it goes too far when you're able to list that persons entire family.

In the show, yeah Joe took it way too far.

8. Lots of things can be deceiving. 

A happy smile? A happy place? A happy life? The truth is everything can be deceiving.

As we see in the show, Joe is able to uncover the lies and fake images being portrayed by almost everyone.

9. No password? BIG NO NO. 

If your password is 123! then that's a big no. The stronger the password, the better protected you are.

In the show, Joe is able to steal Beck's phone, and with her lack of password, he was able to keep up with everything she did and said. CREEPY.

10. Once it's out there, you can't get it back. 

Most people think if they delete a post after a few hours they get to erase it completely. The truth is, more people have viewed that picture than perhaps liked it. And once you place something on the web, it never goes away.

11. Yeah people can easily hack into your account. 

You may never think anyone would ever hack into your account, but it happens..... a lot.

In the show, Joe is easily able to get into Becks and her former boyfriends account easily.

12. Some see social media as a big competition. 

The truth is, a lot of social media is seen as a competition to see who is 'happier' and it has this sort of mindset that 'my life is better than yours'.

In the show, Joe sees that Beck's friends only post their most flattering pictures and luxury items. And by observing them, he sees that there are more problems in the friendship than it appears to be.

13. People will judge you, no matter who you are. 

Bikini pic or fully covered? Yea people are still going to judge you no matter what. The truth is you're never going to be able to please everyone.

14. A private account doesn't mean other's can't see your posts. 

Big surprise but screen-shotting and screen-recording are more popular than ever and almost all phones have these features.

15. Not everyone is a friend. 

How many people know all 10,000 of their followers? The truth of the matter is that not everyone is a friend. The truth is that all people do not have the same intentions.

As seen in the show, Joe sees that Beck's friends are not as loyal as they appear. You can even say that Joe isn't seen as a friend in the beginning with all the digging he's doing.

We've heard it since social media was introduced in our lives and the truth is to be cautious about what you post online. Because you never know who is watching YOU.

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