YouTuber says coming out as bisexual was ‘one of the scariest experiences of my life’
YouTuber Lilly Singh, known on the video-sharing site as Superwoman, has reflected on her coming out journey in a touching Instagram post.
But while she came out publicly seven months ago, the star came out one year ago to her “dearest friends”, she said in the post.
“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.”
Singh spoke at length the challenges she’s faced since but that, all in all, coming out was “worth it. Period.”
Lilly Singh: “Add light, not darkness. Love each other.”
On the “raw truth” of being openly bisexual, the 30-year-old said: “I’d love to tell you that everyone was supportive and that people didn’t treat me differently but I’d be lying.”
She added: “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 and rom-com and now that my place on the spectrum has shifted, I realise how sad it is that not everyone can.”
She also added that the support from the LGBT+ community had helped make her feel more part of society.
“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 realise 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.”
YouTuber to become first woman of Indian-origin to host a late-show.
Love and praise poured in from fans and celebrities alike.
‘The Rock’ Dwayne Johnson commented: “Beautifully said. Cheers sis to the most powerful thing we can be – ourselves.
“Always easier said than done.”
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While flow YouTuber Jessie Paege commented: “Well spoken. Thank you for your words.
“You’re absolutely incredible.”
A lot has changed for Singh in the last year.
This month, Singh will make television history with the release of her NBC talk show A Little Late with Lilly Singh.
Singh will become the first woman of Indian-origin to host a late-night show among the four major broadcast networks in the US.
Taking over the 1:35am time slot previously held by Last Call with Carson Daly, which aired its final episode in May.