From her book “Why Not Me?,” Mindy Kaling, a woman of color and non-model proportions answers the question, ‘Because you don’t look like a person who should have any confidence. You’re not white, you’re not a man, and you’re not thin or conventionally attractive. How were you able to overlook these obvious shortcomings to feel confident?’
She writes that the key to confidence is to “feel entitled,” which is simply to feel like you deserve something. “Why Not Me?” may sound like a question, but it’s actually a challenge. She’s not asking. She’s throwing the question back.