Saturday, February 27, 2016

““My role is not just artist. It’s also activist because...

""My role is not just artist. It's also activist because of the way I look. On so many shows and movies, race was a gesture, and in mine, it's the premise. I can't ignore that what a lot of people see is an Indian woman who doesn't look like a Bollywood star. It piques their interest, and they're not bad for wanting me to tell stories about it, and I'm not wrong for not wanting to. I want to fill my desire to write vibrant, flawed characters, but then also be a role model to young people. It's stuff that I think about all the time. Some people don't have to think about this at all." — @mindykaling, creator and star of @mindyprojecthulu

@mindykaling is just one of the 27 industry players the @nytimes reporter @melenar interviewed about what it's really like to work in Hollywood — that is, if you're not a straight white man. Follow along this #nytweekender to see more portraits, like this one taken by @brinsonbanks, of women and minorities who are vastly underrepresented in front of and behind the camera." By nytimes on Instagram.

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