Naturally, we always thought we’d marry Prince Harry and become a princess, but he’s ditched us for another woman. Meet Meghan Markle, the new girl on the block. This actress is one impressive woman…
Meghan maybe an actress in Suits (what’s not to like already?), but as a global ambassador for World Vision, she carries out humanitarian work raising awareness of how many places don’t have access to clean water and the effects it has on communities, something that she described in greater detail on her blog: The Tig.
She’s Not Afraid To Speak Up
And what’s not to like about a women willing to stand up and speak out for feminism? In fact, at age 11, Meghan wrote to Hillary Clinton , a feminist attorney, Gloria Allred and a soap manufacturer to express her disgust over a sexist advert that said: ‘Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.’
“My little freckled face became red with anger,” Meghan wrote on her blog The Tig.
“Within a few months, the commercial was changed to, ‘People all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.'”
She loves a good glass of wine
Her blog ‘The Tig’ (which has sadly now shut down) is named after a bottle of wine: Tignanello. A woman after our own heart!
She’s A Feminist
She is UN Women Advocate for Political Participation & Leadership. Markle herself says on her blog: “I am proud to be behind a mission that empowers women to make their voices stronger, their influence bolder, and their support of one another unsurpassable.”
She Uses Her Fame To Do A Lot Of Good.
“The moment Suits became successful and I realized people (especially young women) were listening to what I had to say, I knew I needed to be saying something of value,” Meghan explains on. The Tig.
She’s Friends With Other Strong Independent Women
Meghan is often spotted court side cheering on her pal, Serena Williams who is also a role model to women.
She Didn’t Fit In Growing Up
That is definitely something a lot of us can relate to. Teenage years are unforgiving. Because Meghan had a black mother and white father she got turned away a lot.
“I could get into twice as many rooms, but was turned down twice as often as many of my peers,” she told Ebony.
“I never want to complain. I get that so many people have it worse than I do. But it took me deep into my twenties to come to the realization that I am ‘enough’ exactly as I am.”
On A More Shallow Level, Meghan Has A Fabulous Wardrobe.
It’s chic, understated and classy.