In less than two weeks, season four of The Mindy Project will finally premiere on Hulu AND her new book Why Not Me? will hit bookshelves.
But until then, Mindy Kaling is you know, just casually taking a stand against body shaming.
Giving it a fresh perspective, the actress slash show runner slash comedienne confessed in a recent interview:
“You know what’s funny? If I call myself a cute, chubby girl, the natural kind woman’s response is, ‘You’re not chubby! You’re beautiful! And thin!’ And I always want to hug the person and say, ‘It’s OK, I identify as someone who is cute and chubby ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ that doesn’t mean I’m not worthy of love and attention and intimacy.’ And also, my priorities are not such that I’m mortally offended by someone thinking that.”
It’s a point you don’t hear often, but wow, it just really clicks.
Mindy has definitely got her priorities in place, and continued to impart even more of her wisdom! She divulged:
“Insults about the way I look can’t be the thing that harms me and my heart the most. It has to harm me the least. If I have a daughter, I’m going to tell her that. Far too many women are much more hurt by being called fat or ugly than they are by being called not smart, or not a leader. If someone told me that I was stupid or that I wasn’t a leader, or that I wasn’t witty or quick or perceptive, I’d be devastated. If someone told me that I had a gross body, I’d say, ‘Well, it’s bringing me a lot of happiness.’ Like, I’m having a fine time of it. Having my priorities aligned like that has helped me have a happier life, I think.”
And for so many men and women, vanity is wrongly prioritized.
Can you imagine how much better the world would be if we weren’t so on what our haters are saying??
She’s a true inspiration!!