Reposted from @womenintheworld - “Hashtags are not enough”
Upending tradition, Meghan Markle spoke out on feminism, menstruation, and inequality during a panel on International Women’s Day Friday, breaking with the British royal family’s traditional reluctance to express political opinions in public.
Markle’s appearance—the first time she has made unscripted remarks since her wedding to Prince Harry last May—coincided with the announcement that she has been named vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which seeks to empower young leaders.
Speaking about the stigma around menstruation she said “At the end of the day, we’re doing our part just to normalize the conversation,” she said. “That’s the first step. This is 50 percent of the population that’s affected by something, that can also end up creating the most beautiful thing in the world. So it’s a strange one that it’s ended up becoming so stigmatized.”
Meghan is fast becoming our favorite member of the royal family. Are you with us? 👑✊🏽
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