“Happiness is one of the hardest things you’ll ever fight for, but it’s the only thing worth fighting for.” ~ Lilly Singh, YouTube Personality

Summary: Lilly Singh is a Canadian youtuber and internet sensation. She used YouTube as a mechanism to fight depression and search for happiness. She is a comedian, motivational speakers, actress, youtuber and philanthropist. Lilly has been very vocal about her depression, addressing it at various interviews. She believes strongly in spreading love and unity. She supports causes centered around women empowerment, and education. Lilly uses her large online presence and fandom to spread positive change and influence people to take initiative in support of great causes.

Nationality: Canadian

Industry: Entertainment

Q: One of my favorite things about you as a YouTuber and as a woman of color is that you freely speak on the issues of racism and what it means to be a South Asian woman. Why do you think your voice should be heard when it comes to racial barriers? on flare.com

A: Everyone’s voice should be heard when it comes to racial barriers. I started YouTube because I didn’t see anyone else like me doing it. I was the first South Asian female to do comedy videos on YouTube. But at the same time, all races face their barriers and I’ve learned through YouTube, if it’s not race, it will be sexism, if it’s not sexism, it will be homophobia. It will always be something and all voices should be heard.