lilly signh accomplishments
Start writing a post
Entertainment

5 Reasons iiSuperwomanii, AKA Lilly Singh, Is An Inspiration For All South Asian Women

She is the best in the game.

438
lilly singh

She was one of the few people who broke down barriers for all South Asian people. She proved to many that you can be successful when you boldly follow your dreams.

1. She made a pathway for South Asian women in the entertainment business

She is one of the very, VERY few South Asian people who have become successful in the entertainment world. For many South Asians, we were raised up thinking that we could only be either doctors, engineers or lawyers when we would grow up. People like Superwoman proved to our community that it was completely okay to be in a field that wasn't all about STEM. She broke down the barriers and showed us that we should be proud of our talents and feel unashamed of not being in a field of high respect like medicine.

2. She isn't afraid to show off her culture

When I was growing up, I felt ashamed of my background and culture. As sad as it seems, being of a different culture wasn't as accepted and embraced as it is today. I wanted to be "normal" and tried my best to be as "American" as possible. Culture to me was something to hide. It was something that was meant to be only kept at home. After South Asian people like Superwoman started to become more popular and successful, I realized how beautiful my culture is and how I shouldn't be afraid of it.

In her YouTube videos, Superwoman is always talking about her culture in some way or form. She creates skits based off of the Indian culture and embraces its flaws with satiric comedy. She showed me that Indian culture is something to be proud of and how it's our job to show others that our culture is something so beautiful.

3. She broke stereotypes

Recently, Singh announced her bisexuality and it immediately caused a stir in the media. A South Asian woman being bisexual? It seemed like something like that would never happen in our community. Sexuality is seen as a taboo subject in the South Asian community but Singh came out boldly and it really did affect many people. A lot of South Asians felt encouraged to also come out to their friends and families as a result of her boldness.

4. She continues to be a role model for young girls

Lilly is famously known for her use of the word, "bawse," for which she has a book and lipstick named after. She makes sure she practices what she preaches by always encouraging girls to be leaders in a male-dominated world. Although it's not easy for South Asian women, in particular, to be successful, Lilly Singh proved otherwise. While there might not be a lot of South Asian successful role models out there for young boys and girls to look up to, Lilly Singh constantly reminds her younger viewers to keep moving forward and to keep achieving their dreams.

5. She has her OWN NBC late-night talk show!

Uh, Hello!! Her OWN NBC show! That's not a big deal at all, right? (heavy sarcasm, obviously). Until now, everyone who has ever had their own late-night show has always been non-South Asian males. When she announced that she would be having her own show, it really did break the Internet for many South Asians. Someone from our community having their own show? Unimaginable. I'm so incredibly proud of Lilly Singh and of her many accomplishments. Here's to having many more successful South Asian women, like her.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

71096
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

132769
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments