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Though she’s a Hollywood powerhouse all on her own, Mindy Kaling is practically synonymous with the hit series she helped bring to fame, The Office. Not only did she bring viewers the iconic character of Kelly Kapoor, but she also served as writer, executive producer, and director for several seasons of the NBC sitcom. But according to the Four Weddings and a Funeral producer, there was a time when she had to fight to get recognized for her work – and she’s still fighting to get the truth out.In a recent interview with Elle, Kaling recounted a “humiliating” experience after The Office was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding comedy series in 2007. The Television Academy told Kaling that there were too many producers credited and she – the sole woman and person of color – would be cut from the list. Kaling explained that to be included, she had to jump through some hoops, including “fill out a whole form and write an essay about all my contributions as a writer and a producer. I had to get letters from all the other male, white producers saying that I had contributed when my actual record stood for itself.” POPSUGAR