Meghan Markle’s most inspiring feminist phrases to celebrate International Women’s Day

Meghan Markle's most inspiring feminist phrases to celebrate International Women's Day logo

Jenni McKnight

the duchess of sussex She’s not afraid to speak up about the things that really matter to her and has long been an outspoken advocate for women’s issues, from her powerful speech on the importance of gender equality at a UN Women summit in 2015, to give a heartfelt speech about women. she voted during a royal tour of New Zealand in 2018.

Two years ago before leaving real life, Meghan made a surprise visit to Dagenham school to mark International Women’s Dayand in 2019 she even participated in an International Women’s Day panel discussion organized by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, where she expressed her opinion on the importance of empowering women.

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Celebrate International Women’s DayLet’s take a look at some of Meghan’s most inspiring quotes.

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International Women’s Day visit to Dagenham, 2020

the duchess of sussex asked teens to “value, cherish and protect” the women in their lives during a surprise visit to the school ahead of International Women’s Day. And she urged them to “set an example for some men who aren’t seeing it the same way.”

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International Women’s Day Round Table, 2019

“Your confidence comes from knowing that a woman next to you, not behind you, is something you shouldn’t feel threatened by, but as opposed to that, you should feel really empowered by having that extra support that this is really about that we work”. together.

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“That’s what gender equality means to me and for men to be part of that conversation saying there’s nothing threatening about a woman getting to the same level, it’s our security in numbers, this is our power and our strength as equipment”.

UN Women Conference, 2015

“Women need a seat at the table, they need an invitation to sit there, and in some cases, when this is not available, they need to create their own table. We need a global understanding that we cannot implement change effectively without the women’s support. political participation.”

Create and Cultivate online platform, 2016

“You don’t have to play dress-up to be a feminist. You are a feminist exactly the way you are. You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for women’s equality. There is no uniform for feminism; you are a feminist exactly the way you are.”

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Open letter from Meghan Markle, 2014

“You need to know that you are enough. A mantra that has now taken root so deeply within me that not a day goes by that I don’t hear it chime in my head. That losing five pounds won’t make you happier, that more make-up won’t make you prettier, than Jerry Maguire’s now iconic saying – ‘you complete me’ – frankly, not true. You are complete with or without a partner. You are enough just the way you are.”

UN Women Conference, 2015

“Women represent more than half of the world’s population and potential, so it is neither fair nor practical for their voices, our voices, not to be heard at the highest levels of decision-making.”

Interview with InStyle, 2015

“I think the biggest part of being a boss at the office, at home, or anywhere you go is just knowing your worth.”

Royal Foundation Forum, 2018

“I hear a lot of people say, when you talk about the empowerment of girls and women, you often hear people say, ‘You’re helping them find their voices,’ I fundamentally disagree with that. Women don’t need to find their voice. They need to feel empowered to use it and people should be encouraged to listen.”

Visit to the University of Johannesburg, 2019

“When we empower girls hungry for education, we cultivate women who are encouraged to make change within their communities and around the world.”

UN Women Conference, 2015

“It is said that girls with dreams become women with vision. May we empower each other to carry out that vision, because it is not enough to simply talk about equality. One must believe it. And it is not enough to simply believe in it. One must work on it. Let’s work on it. Together. Starting now.”

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Elle Canada, 2015

“Be kind to yourself. Seriously, if we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friends, we’d be a million miles ahead of the game.”

Royal New Zealand Tour, 2018

“Women’s suffrage is about feminism, but feminism is about justice. Suffrage is not just about the right to vote, but also about what that represents: the basic and fundamental human right to be able to participate in the options for your future and that of your community, the participation and the voice that allows you to be part of the very world of which you are a part.

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