Struggling with depression; 'It's Nothing to Be Ashamed About', says Lilly Singh. Could you have ever imagined that Lilly Singh, the hippy star, the girl with cool dude attitude, can speak on depression!
But its true. As I say, we all have our share of joy and sorrow. Today we find her rocking the social media as the #Superwoman, but she was a subject of depression once and today when she gives her motivational speeches she recalls those days.
Lilly Singh was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada to a Punjabi family by origin. She is a bachelor’s degree holder in Psychology from York university. Since she was struggling with depression, she sorted out a way, to vent her feelings and that was through You Tube.
When you decide to fight against your weaknesses instead of being torn down by them, that is the spirit which calls for a celebration.
"I didn't have goals. I didn't feel like eating. I was upset for absolutely no reason," Singh says in the current issue of PEOPLE. "I told myself, 'You have a choice: Either continue feeling this way or do something to change your life," says Lilly.
When she started her You Tube channel, she never knew it would be such a big hit. One of her earliest videos was a parody on Justin Bieber, called #NeverSayNever which hit 1000 subscribers, and hence Lilly realized that she had the potential to instigate the young crowd, the audience who was so hungry for a spark of motivation, and she used her comic skills to discuss serious issues in the form of jokes, parodies and sarcasms.
The humour of her contents helped her overcome her grief, as we all know, laughter is the best medicine for physical and mental health, and she was promoting laughter; she was promoting mental wellness among common men since then.
Recently, we found the “Superwoman” feature in one of the latest AIB Videos, Real Indians vs NRIs, and it was hilarious how she conducted her way through the program, to evoke relentless laughter.
"One of the best pieces of advice I can give is, not to overthink things because when I started I didn't think about a brand, a schedule or how to say or do things," she explained. "I just did it and figured it out. I would tell myself, 'Don't overthink it. Do it because you love to do it and just have fun with it," Singh suggests.
The reason why she decided to make videos for You Tube was because she felt that she was trying to recover from depression, and probably there were many others in the world, who also wanted to recover from this nasty phase, but required a lead.
She felt her videos could motivate people to deal with their hardships with a stronger mind and body, and she thought it right. We are really inspired to find a person joking all the way with her Fans and colleagues, and today it is hard to believe that she ever was in depression. She actually exemplifies diligence, the wish to overcome is important and you can overcome it.
Recently, she has featured in an upcoming documentary that outlines her life, “A Trip To Unicorn Island”.
Today, she is a successful vj, comedian and motivational speaker. She has won the ‘social superstar of the year’ at MTV Fandom Awards and ‘first person’ in the Streamy awards.
She appears as cameo and rapper in many films, but when asked about her recovery, when she is asked how she came out of depression, she says, “Something in my brain just switched, now I hope my videos can be a switch for someone."
We hope so too. We know the journey of establishing yourself as a “Superwoman” has been super-difficult, Lilly, but we wish you all the best so that you can continue to entertain us and motivate us in this way, for you never know, how many lives you are changing each day with your videos.
Just check one of her famous videos.