I have a serious girl crush on Mindy Kaling and it started with her show “The Mindy Project”.
The Mindy Project provided me with great solace during a time in my life when I was dating a ton of men to no avail. Mindy knew my pain & she has this genuine ability to articulate her thoughts in a way you might want to, but never would for fear of what others may think of you. Plus, Mindy is beyond hilarious. She can take what feels like a tragic reality (being a career focused single lady in your 30s & feeling the tic toc of time passing you by) & spin it into an award winning comedy show. No canned laughter, not necessary as you will be trying to breathe in between belly laughs and gasping for air.
Much like her TV show, her book is like reading one of her scripts. It is funny stuff and I must admit I have a hard time deciphering whether she is joking or for real, but who cares – it makes me laugh and I feel empowered by her comedic words tainted with confidence boosting truths about being a woman.
It is pretty ridiculous the sort of stuff celebrities have to endure around their weight and the color of their skin. Imagine if we (ordinary folk) had to hear comments about our appearances daily from random strangers? We would be like “who the hell are you to be critiquing my image?”. Well, who the hell are we to be critiquing celebrities?
Mindy Kaling’s book is laugh out loud, don’t drink a soda while reading this. She talks about meeting President Barack Obama, and developing some sort of texting, sporadic hang out, mixed signals dude who worked with President Obama. Oh! And did you know the former First Lady Michelle Obama is a huge fan of “The Mindy Project” – True story!
She talks about how she didn’t become famous over night and all the hard work which went into it & attributes gaining her confidence through hard work & her Mother’s no nonsense wisdom. She confesses to having similar concerns as all women do around our body image.
Mindy Kaling is the kind of girl/lady you want to be your best friend. She is the epitome of girly girlness yet also a feminist in the real sense of wanting women to have the same rights as men. She is someone you can have a Bic Mac with and you won’t feel embarrassed when you say yes “please supersize me”. She is real, genuine, speaks out for single women all over the world who are not willing to settle. She provides a voice to women of minority & proves the unspoken truth that anyone can be anything if you put your mind to it.
Peace & love – Rachel