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Meghan Markle Hosted a Roundtable Discussion with the Next Generation of Young Women Activists


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Meghan Markle held a roundtable discussion with young girls who are making a significant impact in their communities. This privileged exchange allowed the Duchess of Sussex to talk about the “difficulties and struggles of everyday life”.

The mother-to-be of a baby girl heard about a group of teenage girls of color, ages 13 to 18, who are making a difference in their communities in education, social justice, health and wellness. So Meghan Markle was eager to meet with them and hosted a special roundtable discussion in early April with these young girls who are making a meaningful impact within their schools.

This virtual meeting between the Duchess of Sussex, Girls Inc. and the National Women’s Law Center gave Prince Harry’s wife the opportunity to hear directly from these girls about their experiences and stories. This special moment between these women was meant to honor and reflect on changes that could be made in women’s history. A cause that is particularly close to the heart of the former actress of the series Suits.

A debrief of the virtual meeting was reported on the official website of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s non-profit organization, named Archewell. “The Duchess believes that girls’ voices can and should be heard, and through Archewell, she is focused on providing them with the platforms, tools and forums to help define a path forward and continue to make an impact,” it says on Archewell.com.

Furthermore, the release also states, “The group spoke about daily struggles during COVID-19, including loss of identity and isolation, and broader issues of mental health, racial bias and injustice, and more. When asked what tools the girls needed to thrive in the coming year, a common thread emerged: recognition, support, empathy, and resources.”

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A cause close to Meghan Markle’s heart

During this enriching exchange for Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s wife also reflected on the impact of pioneering women throughout history. Little Archie’s mom then asked the girls to share which female figures had inspired them throughout their lives. “Among their answers were American civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, as well as Kala Bagai, one of the first South Asian women to immigrate to the U.S. in the early 20th century, who was known to many in her California community as ‘Mother India,'” Archewell eventually said.

Meghan Markle, who is pregnant with her second child, is expected to give birth to her baby girl this July. For such a special and emotional moment, Prince Harry’s wife hopes to give birth in her home in Los Angeles. “She has a beautiful home in California, it’s a beautiful setting to give birth to her baby girl,” a source recently told Page Six.

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