I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’…There are little Indian girls out there who look up to me, and I never want to belittle the honor of being an inspiration to them. But while I’m talking about why I’m so different, white male show runners get to talk about their art.
Mindy Kaling for Parade Magazine (via barricadeboyznthehood)
Yes Auntie, I am not graduating this May. No, I am not ashamed.
Yes roommate, I am actually not upset about turning 22, and no, I don’t feel “old”.
Yes mom, I am dating a person with a different skin color than mine, and yes, I love him.
Thank you for your concern, world.