“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’ There are little Indian girls out there who look up to me, and I never want to belittle the honor of being an inspiration to them. But while I’m talking about why I’m so different, white male show runners get to talk about their art.“
The incredible images from Matt Hoyle’s photo book ’Comic Genius’ are being auctioned off to support Save the Children. All the photos are signed by the comedic talent and include many, many more than the ones seen here. The bidding ends Decemeber 2nd.
Above: A selection of portraits from TEDxDubai speaker Matt Hoyle’s collection, Winter Swimmers. In his talk, “Perfect imperfection,” Matt describes his fascination with presenting the subjects of his portraits as they really are – flawed, interesting, imperfect – rather than trying to obtain the perfect ideal of beauty that we search for when choosing our Facebook profile pictures.