How Dolly Singh Navigates The Double-Edged Sword Of Social Media

In a candid conversation on 'Sisterhood with Shaili', Dolly Singh, a prominent content creator turned entrepreneur, delves into the profound effects of social media on mental health and the significance of therapy in today's world.

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In a candid conversation on 'Sisterhood with Shaili', Dolly Singh, a prominent content creator turned entrepreneur, delves into the profound effects of social media on mental health and the significance of therapy in today's world. This insightful discussion not only sheds light on the darker side of online fame but also offers valuable lessons on self-acceptance, vulnerability, and resilience.


The Double-Edged Sword of Online Criticism

Social media can be a double-edged sword, as Dolly Singh reveals through her experiences. Initially, she embraced complete honesty with her audience, sharing both her triumphs and struggles. However, this openness often led to negative feedback and trolling, which took a toll on her mental health. Singh reflects, "In the last few months or the last year, I have taken a step back from being 100% honest because the criticism was triggering more negative emotions than positive ones."

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The Journey to Self-Acceptance

Navigating the world of social media fame has been a journey of self-discovery for Singh. She discusses the pressure of meeting her audience's expectations and how it affected her self-perception.


"Meeting people who expected me to be the same as my online persona was challenging. Their disappointment made me question my true self," she confesses. This disconnect between her online and real-life personas led her to seek therapy, which has been a transformative experience.

Embracing Therapy

Therapy played a crucial role in helping Singh cope with the pressures of social media and personal challenges. She highlights the importance of seeking help and breaking the stigma around mental health. "Therapy has definitely changed my life and the way I safeguard myself and my thoughts. Now, I have tools to navigate through bad days much sooner," she shares. Singh encourages everyone to consider therapy, not just in times of crisis, but as a proactive step for maintaining mental well-being.

Dealing with Online Trolling

Trolling is an unfortunate reality for many digital creators, and Singh has had her share of dealing with it. She emphasizes the need to detach emotionally from the negativity spewed by anonymous users. "At the end of the day, you should realize that they really do not mean anything to you," she advises. Singh's strategy involves reminding herself of the irrelevance of these comments and focusing on the support from her genuine followers.


The Authenticity Dilemma

One of the biggest challenges for content creators is balancing authenticity with privacy. Singh reflects on her initial approach of complete transparency and how it evolved. "I realized that maybe 100% honesty is not the way to go. People were using my vulnerabilities against me," she explains. Now, Singh aims to maintain a level of honesty that feels safe while preserving some private moments for herself and her close circle.

The Importance of Boundaries

Setting boundaries has been essential for Singh to sustain her mental health while staying connected with her audience. She believes in being honest but not at the cost of her well-being. "I won't give 100% because I want to have some private moments in my life. But at the same time, I won't lie to my audience," she states. This balance allows her to stay authentic without feeling overwhelmed.

Finding Inspiration and Financial Independence


Dolly Singh's journey is a testament to the power of resilience and self-awareness. Whether you are interested in social media, content creation, or financial independence, her story offers valuable insights and inspiration. By sharing her experiences, Singh encourages others to prioritize their mental health and embrace their true selves.

Dolly Singh's interview with Shaili Chopra on "Sisterhood" is a must-watch for anyone navigating the complex world of social media. Her candid reflections on mental health, therapy, and authenticity provide a roadmap for others facing similar challenges. Tune in every Saturday for new episodes of "Sisterhood with Shaili" to explore more inspiring stories and discussions on women's health and empowerment.

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