The popular Youtube vlogger opened up about her sexuality for the first time

By Jodi Guglielmi
February 25, 2019 11:05 AM
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Lilly Singh
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Lilly Singh is getting candid about her sexuality.

The popular Youtube vlogger — who goes by “Superwoman” on the platform — came out as bisexual Sunday in an emotional message on Twitter.

“Female [check]
Coloured [check]
Bisexual [check]” she wrote.

Singh said she no longer looks at these traits as “obstacles” but rather her “superpowers.”

“Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers,” she wrote. “No matter how many ‘boxes’ you check, I encourage you to do the same x.”

Singh, who is also an actress and played the role of Raven in HBO’s adaption of Fahrenheit 451, has been open with her 14.5 million subscribers about her personal life and struggles in the past.

In November, she announced would be taking a break from making videos to focus on her mental health. The social media star explained that her decision had nothing to do with her fans or the site, but rather was something she needed for herself.

“I’ll be real with y’all. I am mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted,” she said. “I’ve been doing YouTube consistently for eight years … and for a lot of those years, I’ve been doing it twice a week, plus the daily blogs.”

“It’s been a lot,” she admitted. “I’ve enjoyed it, I love it, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it has been a lot.”

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Before wrapping up her video, Singh, 30, reminded her followers that “taking time for yourself and addressing mental health is positive.”“There’s nothing to feel guilty about, there’s nothing to feel bad about. … I’m gonna come back better than ever,” she said. “You are the biggest and most important project you will ever work on. This is not goodbye, this is a see you later.”