Lilly Singh bids goodbye to 'Superwoman' name in emotional Instagram post

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 August 2019, 01:29 PM
Lilly Singh drops her 'Superwoman' name (Photo: Instagram)
Lilly Singh drops her 'Superwoman' name (Photo: Instagram)

Lilly Singh more commonly also known as YouTube’s Superwoman has laid to rest her moniker in an emotional Instagram post. Taking it to her Instagram, Lilly writes that while starting her YouTube channel, she didn’t think much about her famed moniker, and just wanted it to match her MSN messenger handle.

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Allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is @Lilly. ••••••• Nine years ago I decided to make a YouTube channel and thought nothing of it. I didn’t think it would alter my life path, turn into a career and to be honest I didn’t even think I’d upload more than five videos. When prompted to choose a username I instinctively typed Superwoman because it had been my MSN messenger screen name (shoutouts millennials). Based on a song by Lil Mo and Fabulous, I used to call myself Superwoman growing up because like any kid I wanted so badly to deal with life’s obstacles like a hero. As I grew up, I held on to this belief that everyone could be their own superhero. Until this day I truly believe that we have all the tools we need to be our own saving grace. It’s been heartwarming and empowering to hear people address me as Superwoman, a name I worked so hard to live up to. But today as I type this, as the person I’ve grown into, I feel even more empowered by the name Lilly. Lilly has become an even bigger hero than Superwoman on this journey through my life. Lilly encompasses everything it took to get to where I am... and it’s a place I’m proud to be. And so at this time, it feels right to give thanks to the moniker Superwoman and to lay the cape to rest. Today my biggest and best super powers lay within Lilly and thus Lilly I shall be. Aka new handle is @Lilly. Wooop! Woop! Holla atcha girlllll 💃ðŸÂ½ðŸ’ªðŸÂ½â¤ï¸Â

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“Based on a song by Lil Mo and Fabulous, I used to call myself Superwoman growing up because like any kid I wanted so badly to deal with life’s obstacles like a hero. As I grew up, I held on to this belief that everyone could be their own superhero,” she explains.

“Lilly has become an even bigger hero than Superwoman on this journey through my life. Lilly encompasses everything it took to get to where I am... and it’s a place I’m proud to be.”

Concluding in her long note, she wrote, “Today my biggest and best super powers lay within Lilly and thus Lilly I shall be.”

The blogger, who will be taking over NBC late-night host Carson Daly’s time slot with her ‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh’’ said in a statement,

“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true’’.

“I’m thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild.”

First Published: Friday, August 16, 2019 01:27 PM

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