“[I feel] a responsibility to put out positive content,” Singh told CNN in a recent interview. “There’s a lot of headlines that are really scary. I think because I have such a large following, I feel a sense of responsibility to share optimism and positivity and not fear monger.”
Singh said amid the coronavirus pandemic, she’s prioritizing sharing facts with her audiences.
“I want to make sure whatever I do is factual, informative and not just a mindless part of the conversation but actually offering value to the conversation,” Singh said. “I think it’s more so the responsibility of having a platform and at times like this being able to spread information that helps people, I think that’s really cool and that’s the part of my job that really is something I didn’t think would impact me the way that it does.”
While she brings both thoughtfulness and levity to her work, Singh doesn’t consider herself a comic.
“I try not to call myself a comedian because I don’t always think I’m funny,” she said. “I like to call myself a storyteller. I think what I do in my videos is not even so much joke… because I’ve never formally studied comedy or anything, it’s just me telling stories. Things that I’ve observed, things that I’ve grown up with that I think are funny.”
Singh hopes her work these days offers a break from the struggles so many are facing.
“I feel like being a light right now,” she said.