Mindy Kaling Covers New York Magazine

Have you guys seen The Mindy Project yet? Can you? (You can stream it online, and then if you do, we can all talk about how awesome it is.)

Anyway.

Mindy Kaling was on the cover of New York Magazine this week, and possibly in an attempt to make us like her even MORE, she explained how she chooses not to be defined by her gender or her ethnicity or anything other than her talent.

“I never want to be called the funniest Indian female comedian that exists,” she said. “I feel like I can go head-to-head with the best white, male comedy writers that are out there. Why would I want to self-categorize myself into a smaller group that I’m able to compete in?”

BOOM. (Drops mic.) 

The article also goes on to detail Mindy’s rise from playwright to Office writer, as well as the heartbreaking story of how Mindy lost her mom earlier this year (and yes, you will cry). Pick up the magazine if you can, and while you’re at it, make sure you’ve read Ms. Kaling’s Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? Then we can talk about how awesome that is, too.

Tags: comedy, Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me, Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project, The Office, women

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