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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Just For Clarification, It Is Possible To Be BOTH A Christian Woman And A Feminist

A clarification of God's intention for men, women, and their value.

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I read an article recently about a young Christian woman who said that she didn't believe that God intended women to be equals. Here was the Title, "I'm A Christian Girl, And I'm Not A Feminist, Because God Did Not Intend For Women To Be Equals."

I read the article, mostly because the title was a little unsettling, and understood where she was coming from. It held a great intention and standing in Scripture coupled with a passionate affection for Jesus, which I adore. However, the language and word choice could be used to reinforce the notion that Christians and God view women as lesser than men.

And so, I wanted to clarify a few things to ensure clarity. The idea that God views women as less valuable than men is truly and wholeheartedly not true. There is so much significance, value, intention, meaning, and need for women. And men, equally are as vital, so valuable, full of meaning, and so uniformly needed. And to put both of them on a scale to weigh out our equality in significance and value almost feels... completely unnecessary and out of place. Both men and women hold an equal degree of worth as persons, as they have both been made in God's image and are heirs together of eternal life.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1: 27
There is neither Jew nor Greek, thee is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:38

We cannot reproduce one without the other. We depend on each other for the very carrying on of our beings. And we depend on each other in a lot of other contexts too.

I'd like to open this up to a little bit more of a dialogue because I think there's some disconnect between how feminism and equality are understood and defined as in today's context. So just to be clear on exactly what we're talking about, here are some definitions from dictionary.com of the key terms that this topic revolves around:

The definition of equal: being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value.

The definition of equality: the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities.

The definition of feminism: the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.

The definition of a feminist: A person who supports feminism.

Just a quick disclaimer, people have adopted various definitions of these terms in today's culture. For my purposes, I will be referring to the definitions listed above.

So, essentially a feminist is someone who supports the state of equality in status, rights, and opportunities relative to men. Under that definition I, a Christian woman, would define myself as a feminist. In a general view, I support and encourage the state of being provided the same opportunities, rights, and status as a woman, and essentially as a human being.

With that being said, however, I also believe that men and women are different, and have been given roles within the family setting to fit those differences. Here is one passage that describes a woman's particular role in a marriage.

"Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands." Ephesians 5: 22-24

I think the word submit immediately scares us as women. It scares me a bit, to be 100% honest. But after being married and realizing that leadership is so important, and us working as a team together is hugely vital to our marriage, the roots of this message are being realized and understood further in my own life and as a wife.

The type of submission described here is not the obedience children owe to their parents. Nor is it stating that all women should submit to all men. This submission is in a specific marital context for the work of a harmonious and healthy marriage. It goes on to command the husband to love his wife as Christ loved the Church. The husband is to be a leader that loves, cherishes, listens to, and protects his wife. We have both been given a responsibility and a role to ensure that our marriage is working toward one common goal. That we are on the same page because ultimately we are on the same team.

So although men have been granted a role of leadership within a marriage, this should in no means imply that we are not equal to them. Equal in quantity, quality, degree, or value. There are millions of angles and coatings to this subject, so please forgive me for the gaps that I haven't addressed in this small fragment of writing.

I feel like there are millions of layers to how God sees us as people, too. He has created us, putting pieces of Himself of infinite worth and value into our the heart of hearts knitted in each of us, both male and female.

I hope you know that we are valuable.

You are valuable.

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Your Midterm Week, But It's All .GIFs From 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

Everything is cool cool cool cool cool.

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As I watch "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," I find more and more relatable moments. These are moments that perfectly relate to how we all feel about midterm season.

1. Remembering all the exams you have this week, on Sunday night.

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Quite possibly the worst feeling.

2. How you feel when all the good study spaces are taken, including your usual spot.

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Don't they know that's my spot?

3. Having a breakdown right before an exam and wondering why you procrastinate so badly all the time.

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Every time.

4. Finding out that your friend also "forgot" to study, so you suffer together.

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You have to admit that it makes you feel a little better when someone else is in the same boat as you.

5. When the test isn't cumulative AND you got a study guide that actually helped you.

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We love professors like this.

6. Pretending you are just fine when you walk in to class on exam day.

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Cool cool cool cool cool no doubt no doubt.

7. Sitting down and realizing you have no idea what the first page is asking.

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The rush of anxiety you feel is like no other.

8. Or sitting down and knowing exactly what you're doing, because you came prepared (lucky you).

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You know you got this.

9. When you leave after taking the exam and hear people say how "easy" it was.

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(insert eye roll here)

10. Or you leave the exam, knowing you just did the best you could, and you are OK with that.

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You did great!

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