Girls, and women alike, need female role models to understand that their potential shouldn’t be dictated by their gender. Although there isn’t necessarily a lack of female role models in some fields, there is a distinct lack of spotlight shed on the few that do exist.
This weekly blog will shed light on the women who have made a significant mark on society through their social activism, books, blogs, TED Talks, and other mediums.
This week’s ‘Femme-spiration’ is Lilly Singh, author of ‘How to be a Bawse‘.
A native to Toronto and currently living in Los Angeles, Lilly is a multifaceted entertainer. Predominantly known for her YouTube channel ||Superwoman||, she is also an entrepreneur, actress, comedian, and creator of the #GirlLove initiative.
Her recently released book, ‘How to be a Bawse’, is a great combination of ‘how-to’s and stories from her life that will inspire you to make small changes in your life for the better. Although the language is uncomplicated and the references will be more relatable to millennials, her raw and heartfelt stories and advice will be useful for almost everyone.
Her most admirable traits are her determination, sincerity, and humbleness.
In the book, she talks about her experience meeting celebrities—working with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Selena Gomez, shooting videos with James Franco and Seth Rogen, and getting a shout-out from Alicia Keys at an event in Tuscany—with the same enthusiasm you and I would show.
Her determination to launch her career, despite doubts, is admirable to say the least. With a quick mind and hard work, Lilly achieved her goals of meeting and working with her childhood hero, putting on a worldwide tour following the release of her documentary ‘A Trip to Unicorn Island‘, shooting several music videos, and releasing her first book.
Lastly, ‘How to be a Bawse‘ isn’t an autobiography of her success stories and her greatness. She talks about her depression and deteriorating mental health and how it forced her to doubt herself, her obstacles when moving to a new city and away from family for the first time, and her challenges entering the social media industry as a newcomer.