Lilly Singh is in news again. Her book “Be A Triangle,” which was released on April 6 has been lauded as much as lashed for picking up brownie points by playing the “bisexual card.”
“It’s time to flip right side up. It’s time for this book title to make sense. It’s time to be a triangle.”
With her signature blend of vulnerability, insight, and humor, Lilly instructs listeners to “be a triangle.” Without sugar-coating what it’s like to face adversity ― including Lilly’s intensely personal struggles with identity, success, and self-doubt ― she teaches listeners to “unsubscribe” from cookie-cutter ideals.
“You must build a solid foundation for your life, one that can be built upon, but never fundamentally changed or destroyed. As she puts it, we must always find a way to come home to ourselves ― “we must create a place, a set of beliefs, a simple set of priorities to come back to should life lead us astray, which it will.”
The Canadian comedian, actress, former talk show host, and YouTube who formerly appeared under the pseudonym Superwoman (stylized IISuperwomanII), was raised in Scarborough, Ontario. When Lilly Singh came out as bisexual in early 2019 via a social media post, there were no tearful declarations of braveness or acceptance. Her upload simply read, “Female, Coloured, Bisexual” with a green tick next to each word.
The 33-year-old comedian had already come out to close friends in September 2018 but owed a sense of responsibility towards her fans and hoped to encourage them to be more inclusive through her public announcement. One year later, in September 2019, she posted a black-and-white photo on Instagram on the first anniversary of her refusing to be a closet bisexual.
Intriguingly, Singh continues to maintain an impenetrable layer of secrecy when it comes to her relationships, be it with men or women. “A big part of it was learning how to flirt with girls, which is something I’d never done before,” reads a post from the now social influencer of sorts.
As she details: “I downloaded dating apps for the first time; I messaged girls for the first time. It was strange because I was used to having girls as friends and now the whole dynamic had changed. I don’t want to get my nails done with someone I could potentially date. I don’t want to get dressed, drink and dance with them the way I do with my female friends. I don’t want to do my eyeliner in the mirror with them….”