May 18, 2018
In Her Own Words
“It means that a wife is equal to her husband, a sister to her brother. Not better, not worseathey are equal.”
Markle, on what it meant to her when, at 11, her letter to Proctor & Gamble led them to change their ad from women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans to people all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.
“To be a feminist, to be a lady, to be a president, to be a woman does not mean fighting against the stereotype of gender roles, but embracing the idea that one can rule a country and wear lipstick; be a breadwinner at work, and a bread baker with her kids at home.”
Markle, to the Irish Independent in 2014, on why feminity and feminism are not mutially exclusive.
“While my mixed heritage may have created a grey area surrounding my self-identification, keeping me with a foot on both sides of the fence, I have come to embrace that. To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman.”
Markle, to Elle Magazine in 2015, on her biracial identity.
“If we just talk to ourselves the way we talk to our best friends…. It’s like having the best cheerleader ever with you, which helps you get through any of those work hurdles, or those life hurdles, because you always have yourself championing yourself.”
Markle, in an interview at the 2016 Create & Cultivate conference, on being kind to yourself.
Megan Markle’s new title will reportedly be: Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex. We’ll await official confirmation and new words of wisdom.
- Meghan Markle has advocated for women since the age of 11: www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-bc-un–royal-engagement-meghan-markle-united-nations-20171128-story.html
- Meghan Markle, in her own words: Gender equality doesn’t mean fighting against stereotypical gender roles: https://www.independent.ie/style/voices/meghan-markle-in-her-own-words-gender-equality-doesnt-mean-fighting-against-stereotypical-gender-roles-30653208.html
- Meghan Markle: I’m More Than An ‘Other’: https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/news/a26855/more-than-an-other/
- Meghan Markle Interview at Create & Cultivate Atlanta 2016: https://vimeo.com/189216026
by Jenna Lee,