Meghan Markle tells teenage girls to ‘fight injustice’ as she talks in virtual chat to ‘young activists with the ambition to be senator, doctor and president’
- Meghan Markle held a round table discussion with 13 to 18 year olds, mostly colored girls
- She said this included mental health, racism and ‘loss of identity and isolation’
- Duchess urged ‘young activists’ to share the challenges of their generation
- Archewell website says round table discussion gave the girls platform to ‘help set a path forward and continue to make an impact’
Meghan Markle has told teenage girls to ‘fight injustice’ during a virtual chat.
The Duchess of Sussex held an online roundtable with 13- to 18-year-olds – mostly girls of color – and talked about ‘everyday struggles during Covid-19’.
Meghan said this included mental health, racism and ‘loss of identity and isolation’.
The Duchess – accompanied by the leaders of Girls Inc and the National Women’s Law Center, which stands up for women’s legal rights – urged the ‘young activists’ to share the challenges their generation faced so that their voices could be raised. would be heard.
The group all aspire to be medical professionals, senators and presidents, read a post on the Archewell website – the foundation founded by the Sussexes.
It said the roundtable provided a platform for the young women to “ help map a path forward and continue to make an impact. ”
It comes amid a Palace investigation into allegations that Meghan – who is pregnant with a baby girl – bullied royal aides during her time as a senior royal.
Meghan Markle (pictured) has told teenage girls to ‘fight injustice’ during a virtual chat
The group all aspire to be medical professionals, senators and presidents, a post on the Archewell website (photo) – the foundation founded by the Sussexes – read
The Duchess of Sussex is accused of ‘expelling’ two PAs and shattering the trust of another Kensington Palace staff member.
Meghan has denied the allegations, accusing the newspaper of being “ used by Buckingham Palace to tell a completely false story about her. ”
It also comes in the aftermath of Harry and Meghan’s all-telling Oprah Winfrey interview – in which they accused the royal family of institutional racism.
Meghan, Prince Harry and their son Archie are currently living in a £ 11 million mansion in California after the Duke returned from the UK following Prince Philip’s funeral.
Today’s statement on the Archewell website reads, “As young activists, these girls are already making an impact on education, social justice, and health and well-being in their own schools and communities.”
Pregnant Meghan, Prince Harry and their son Archie are currently living in a £ 11 million mansion in California after the Duke returned from the UK following Prince Philip’s funeral.
The Duchess of Sussex (pictured with Prince Harry) held an online roundtable with 13- to 18-year-olds – mostly colored girls – talking about ‘everyday struggles during Covid-19’
It continues, “The girls who attended had a strong and keen outlook on issues that are critical to girls today.”
The Duchess also “reflected on the impact of pioneering women throughout history” and asked the group to share their female role models who “encourage them to challenge injustice.”
Some of the responses included American civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, as well as Kala Bagai, one of the first South Asian women to immigrate to the US in the early 20th century.
The post said, “Amidst the pandemic, the Duchess has interacted with communities of girls and girls’ organizations, listening to and learning directly from a new generation of leaders.
“Throughout the past year, she has held conversations with women and girls, spoken to gender icons and new leaders, and worked with key organizations advocating for a more just and just future.”
Prince Harry and Meghan attend a reception for youth, community and civil society leaders at the residence of the UK High Commissioner in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2019
Some of the previous events Meghan has attended included a virtual mentoring session with a teenage girl from volunteer group LA Works and the charity ‘I Have a Dream’ Foundation during Women’s History Month.
On Black History Month, she spoke with several young poets from the Get Lit – Words Ignite organization, which focused on creating change through the power of words.
The post said, ‘This work will continue as part of Archewell Foundation’s commitment to building compassionate communities that uplift women and girls, and serves as a reflection of the Duchess’s long-standing track record, which has since stood up for equality. . she was a young girl herself. ‘