Introducing The Cover Star of Marie Claire's The Wellness Issue, Mindy Kaling
The 43-year-old is more forthcoming when discussing her decision to become a mom in her late-thirties, when she says she felt the most financially stable and secure in being a single parent. “I waited until I had the means and that made all the difference.” She pointedly addresses the privilege in her statement, noting the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade. “The choice to have a child—by yourself, on your own terms—it was the best part of my life...It's the thing that I hope women feel confident doing by themselves.”
"After being so unhappy in my teenage years and in my 20s…I feel so content now. I am so happy with my career. I love my family. I love my freedom—I have the freedom that comes with being financially stable, and I don't have to run anything by anybody.…I love going to set and watching these actors saying my words and coming up to me and asking my take on things…It’s beyond the wildest dreams that my late-mother could have hoped for me."
Writer: Neha Prakash
Neha Prakash is Marie Claire's Entertainment Director, where she edits, writes, and ideates entertainment and current event features with a focus on elevating diverse voices and stories in film and television. She steers and books the brand's print and digital covers as well as oversees the talent and production on MC's video franchises and flagship event, Power Trip. Since joining the team in early 2020, she's produced entertainment packages about buzzy television shows and films, helped oversee culture SEO content, commissioned op-eds from notable writers, and penned widely-shared celebrity profiles and interviews.
Photographer: Kanya Iwana
KANYA IWANA is a multi- disciplinary artist born and raised in JAKARTA, INDONESIA. Through visual mediums such as MOTION PICTURE and PHOTOGRAPHY, she elicits a ROMANTIC AURA by her use of color and composition. She is based in LOS ANGELES.
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