Watch a hilarious actress shut down people's body-shaming comments about her outfits.

Indian-American actress, producer, and writer Mindy Kaling gets called a lot of things, but "brave" shouldn't be one of them, according to her. She talks to Jimmy Kimmel about backhanded compliments on her weight and why she chooses to wear the clothes she does. Then she gives us a bit of realtalk about how amazing her job and career are so we don't need to pity "Mindy Kaling the sea monster" (if the tabloids had their way!).

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At The Height Of Her Success, This Model Chose To Share A Very Private Affair With Us

Fashion model Geena Rocero's coming-out story brought tears to my eyes — her struggles and ultimate triumph are the reasons she's such a strong advocate for transgender rights. You'll have to watch the whole thing to see why she chose this moment to tell the world her truth, but I'm so glad she did. Thanks to women like Geena, I'm learning more about how to be a good ally.


A comedian goes on late-night TV and blows up our idea of what race means.

The best part of Hari Kondabolu's comedy is that he takes what might seem like mundane observations and infuses them with a sense of racial consciousness. TL;DR: He helps illustrate what Life While Brown is like through his comedic timing and political commentary. Check out his first appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman," where he tells a story about getting into a cab in New York City and how some people might be confused about math and race.


In America, Having A Blended Family Isn't A Big Deal. For This Woman In India, It's Huge.

Traditional Indian wedding ads ask for "fair and wheatish complexions," and are one of the primary reasons that the skin-lightening industry is booming. I was pleasantly surprised to see this bridal jewelry ad showing a darker-skinned, previously married woman getting remarried, especially in a culture that values virginal and fair brides. I hope this ad signifies the next wave of social progress for women in India.