Mindy Kaling shares bikini pics with body-positive message: 'You don't have to be a size 0'

Mindy Kaling is embracing her curves.

The Late Night star took to Instagram on Friday to share two photos of herself in cute bikinis, as well as spread a body-positive message.

"IDK who needs to hear this butโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ—ฃ WEAR A BIKINI IF YOU WANT TO WEAR A BIKINI. You donโ€™t have to be a size 0," she captioned the shots. "Swipe for my storytime and have a great summer โค๏ธ (edited to say: this accidentally sounds like an ad but itโ€™s not- but I mean, if you want to buy ANY high waisted bikini and wear it, tag a pic so I can comment)!"

In the pics, the Office alum sports a black bathing suit top with multi-colored high-waisted bottoms, as well as a blue floral two-piece with coral sandals. The actress' comment section was soon filled with a slew of empowering and positive messages from friends and fans.

"You look incredible! โšก๏ธโšก๏ธ," one person wrote, with another one adding, "You look f'in' grrrreat, kid! Sexy Mama! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ."

Last month, Kaling -- who has a 1-year-old daughter, Katherine -- got real about motherhood, discussing how she came to be a mom and how it affected her life and career.

"I always knew I wanted to be a mom, but I would have put it off and put it off. Iโ€™m happy that it happened when it did. I would have put it off indefinitely," she shared in an interview with Glamour. "Iโ€™ve seen firsthand the heartbreak of women who have waited to get pregnant [and then it doesnโ€™t happen]. For me, my relationship with my mother was such an integral part of my life. Thinking back on our relationship is still such a huge source of my happiness day to day, so Iโ€™m so grateful for having Katherine."

"I usually want to be working on three different TV or film projects while writing something, like a book of essays. That hasnโ€™t changed so much, the amount of what I want to do. I think it eventually will," she said. "My baby is so little and takes such long naps. She sleeps more than half the day, so Iโ€™ve found it to not be too much of a deterrent. Plus, Iโ€™m privileged enough to have child care. In a couple of years, I probably wonโ€™t want to do quite so many things at once, but right now I still find the work energy giving, not energy depleting."

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