Episode Three – Mixed Feature Meghan Markle

25552021_2271633332862656_5017273281823066686_nWhen I was little, I wanted to be an actress, but I couldn’t play the roles I wanted to play. One of my biggest dreams as a kid was to play Lucy Pevensie from The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe, but how can a little brown girl be the younger sibling of 3 White children? While I don’t know if Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, had the same aspirations, I do know that she faced her own difficulties in the entertainment industries with casting. 

As I researched for this episode of the podcast, I became a bit enamored with Meghan. There were so many things I had in common with her as a Mixed woman and I wanted to share a little about her that I’ve discovered. Through her prior charity work and blog, I believe she has a beautiful heart and I can’t wait to see what she accomplishes as the Duchess of Sussex. I do know that her marriage in to the royal family has given little Mixed girls a woman to look up to and shown that mixed race marriages are becoming more common. I hope that this opens the conversation to what it’s like to be in a mixed race family and that people become more accepting of diversity through this very public example. Check out the podcast below for more on our first Mixed Feature, Meghan Markle.

 

Articles mentioned:

https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/news/a26855/more-than-an-other/

https://web.archive.org/web/20170219084639/http:/thetig.com/champions-of-change/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/style/wp/2018/05/16/feature/the-making-of-meghan-markle-a-confident-mixed-race-woman-marries-into-the-royal-family/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9d2b993272f5

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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