Top Ten Reasons Why You SHOULD Pay Attention To The Royal Wedding and shocking revelations about Meghan Markle
She’s not a Kardashian! Enough said…
She certainly represents a whole other world than the Kardashians do. Instead of using her celebrity status to sit court side, pool side or VIP bottle service “at any club Las Vegas”, (blah blah blah), she has used her celebrity status to implement changes around the world.
We’ve all heard the story by now of how the adorable 11-year old, Meghan Markle, became an advocate for women’s equality, after having witnessed the Proctor & Gamble commercial that touted “women belong in the kitchen”.
However, it’s not just about where they don’t belong that Meghan’s life has become known for, as much as her constant demonstration and determination to show where they do belong.
Meghan life is a beautiful example of how someone should be using their celebrity status for good, (opposed to fame and greed). She believes deeply in helping the disenfranchised, and has spent a life outside of her acting career standing on global stages to help cultivate change for women!
She doesn’t represent pop culture as much as she represents change!
She’s a feminist/activist. Not Hollywood elite!
(Example: She has stood in the capacity as an Advocate for the UN, and a Global Ambassador for World Vision, where she traveled to Rwanda in 2016 to help support their Clean Water Vision, and meet with women Parliamentarians. (She also supports the Myna Mahila Foundation, which commits to women’s issues for young women all over the world.)
She’s our new favorite “Against The Odds” story!
Meghan Markle represents the majority of us. She wasn’t born a millionaire with anymore opportunities than any of us are. Her mother was a social worker and yoga instructor, her dad was a lighting director. She was raised in Los Angeles, worked her way through college, (where she double majored in Theater and International Studies) . Her parents divorced when she was 6 years old. She is divorced from her first husband, Trevor Engelson (a marriage that only lasted 3 years). Her mother is Black, and her father is Caucasian. And she was set up with Prince Harry from a mutual friend on a blind date!
Her story sounds a lot like…well…many people’s story. It just so happens that the guy at the end of the alter for her happened to be British Royalty.
Take Prince Harry out of the equation and Meghan’s life reads more like a woman who fought her way through life, for herself and others, and became someone worthy of emulating.
She can change the image of Black Culture around the world.
Her representation of Black Culture is a far cry from Childish Gambino “This Is America” video that went viral just one week prior, with over 100 million views in less than 48 hours.
Meghan’s mother is a descendent of Georgian Slaves, who were bought and sold on the market into a life of servitude and brutality. Meghan’s family line represents the heart of Black America in so many ways, and the struggles that so many have faced with the haunting energy and reality of slavery in America.
As I watched the Royal Wedding I began to feel an overwhelming sense of joy and pride for this woman who is representing an up-leveled, expanded consciousness of slave descendants. A truth disseminated through her choice of music, songs, choir participants, and overall theme to remain simple yet elegant, as she ushers in a reverent awareness of American history.
"Stand By Me", sung by (a mostly) all-black choir. This Little Light of Mine (Etta James version). The choice to have African American Bishop Michael Curry speak, as he touts lines from Martin Luther King, Jr. “We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way”.
Yes, the message was loud and clear, "THIS IS ACTUALLY AMERICA", according to Meghan Markle!
Black culture is divided in the US. One is angry and slave minded (still), the other has expanded the reality that we should be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin!
She is ushering a new-world family!
I am delighted to see the half white-half black American marry into the Royal Family as we begin to usher in a new awareness (and need) for ONE WORLD CULTURE.
I was born in Thailand. My partner was born in Australia. The gorgeous 7-year-old, whom she adopted prior to us meeting, was born in Ethiopia. We are an International Family, and we love the reality that more and more families are becoming global ambassadors for change in this way.
The world would be a better place if American’s didn’t just marry American’s. #Truth
American culture lacks perspective #BigTime
And global views brings about truth, which in turn brings about change!
She is willing to stand against tradition (and offer a new freedom for women)
I’m going to make a bet right now that we discover that Meghan Markle’s dads heart surgery was far more calculated than originally published. The news stated that he had a heart attack and underwent surgery and unfortunately couldn’t make the wedding.
However, all of the evidence points to the reality that Meghan, more likely than not, didn’t want her father there, and this entire story was a great PR move to throw us off the truth.
In her statement made from Kensington Palace she states, “Sadly my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health”.
HHHMMMMM . It’s the “I’ve always cared for my father” part that’s got me hot on the trail here! Who says that? Not someone who is actually close enough to her father that she cares to have him walk her down the isle.
And it’s certainly understandable that a woman who has spent her life fighting for equality and women’s issues all over the globe wouldn’t want the indignity of a man who doesn’t deserve the right to “give her away”. Makes sense to me!
Either way, in the moment that she could have chosen anyone else to walk her down the Isle to Prince Charles, she chose to walk herself. And DAMMIT if that’s not the coolest thing I’ve seen in a really long time!
It made me rethink the whole “giving you away” idea from a feminist perspective.
She proves that you can change your family story.
From Cotton Fields to Royalty, the shame of American History is now forever embedded in the British Royal Family.
I'll never forget once watching Trevor Noah speak about "Black Tax". Irrespective of how many black people may rise from the ashes (from Oprah to Trevor) there still exists a reality of shame and despair in the American Black Culture.
Trevor speaks of the need to pull those up around you in the Black Community and the importance of not just getting ahead for yourself, but for the community (and your family especially) as a whole. It is your duty and responsibility as a successful black American to do your part to change the image and energy of segregation issues, racism, and race equality by helping those around you rise up, as you have!
Meghan has come along way from Georgian slaves, and the beautiful representation of this reality was shown so elegantly and transformationally at her wedding.
She represents the classy, educated and more secure woman of the 21st Century.
Taylor Swift was once the choice of role models for moms around the world with little girls. That was until she turned into a Kardashian. And now all she sings about are people who piss her off, me, me, me and boys, boys, boys; flaunting her pop culture status and extravagant lifestyle.
When I read a story about Taylor Swift I think, “Man, it’d be cool to be that rich.” When I read a story about Meghan Markle I think, “Man it’d be cool to be that influential and create change around the world as she does”.
There is an army of women being bred in this world who have no concern or care for gossip and clothing, and whose lives otherwise do not emulate pop culture nuances as we read in the tabloids.
Meghan is a beacon of hope and light for little girls all over the globe who find tedium in shopping and disdain for petty gossip.
A new type of woman is here and Meghan represents who she is, how she lives, and what she looks like! Her life is dedicated to global concerns over individual needs. #Boom
DEAR PARENTS: Please ensure that your children are just as influenced by women like Meghan, as much as they are influenced by anyone else they see on TV.
I’ll never forget seeing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their first interview together and Meghan tells the story of how a friend asked her about meeting Prince Harry her first words were, “Is he nice? Because it wouldn’t work for me if he’s not a nice person”.
More important than status, global recognition, influence, fame and fortunes was the overwhelming truth that Meghan Markle seeks kindness over all other things.
I mean, what in the hell else do you need to fall in love with this woman?
So many women endure drama, pain, hardships and even abuse for their men, yet Meghan wouldn’t even endure a lack of kindness. This says something about the standards we are all living from, and the need to raise the bar with the men in our lives! Raise the bar, ladies! Raise that damn bar!
She’s showing us the impact someone can make by themselves.
You don’t have to be famous to be a change maker. There are more change makers in the world who are anonymous than anything. But Meghan’s life, prior to becoming British Royalty, has proven the power one single person can have over a global issue, or local reality.
Hell, 11-year old Meghan has done more to change women’s equality than I have at 44. 11-year-old Meghan showed me the imperious obligation that I have as a 21st Century writer to DO MORE WITH MY LIFE!
I have spent the past 24 hours of my life in complete shut down mode as I’ve come to the reality of how singular and selfish I have been with my life.
I am going to really do some soul searching and discover what I am truly passionate about that I can help usher change in through a global scale.
Soup kitchen is a start.
Homeless shelter is a start.
Veteran’s Home is a start.
But a life change and permanent energy shift within me is the overall goal.
WHAT ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR LIFE FIGHTING FOR?
What cause have you taken on that can help someone less fortunate than you?
Where does your energy go throughout the day?
What legacy will you leave behind in this world?
How will you be known when you leave this planet?
For what reason do you exist?
If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside of us can do us no harm!
One of the first things that drew me to Meghan was her overall sense of self, in the reality she was facing with the tabloids and fake news (real fake news, not “fake-fake” news).
When the news originally broke of their engagement she recounts how she heard stories, she read articles, she saw posts and published reports of all kinds of negative things about her…all for the purpose of selling papers and creating an image-for-sell, whether or not it was accurate.
She immediately said, “This isn’t me. And I’m not going to subject myself to any of this level of immaturity and personal attacks. I know who I am”. #Boom(again).
Her line, which I’ve often said myself, was “I have chosen to let go of all public opinions of me, the praise and the criticism both pass by without my concern”.
YES. This is the art of the Jedi Knight who understands their power, their purpose, and themselves in ways that most people do not.
Other people's opinion of you is none of your business!
What you say about me says more about you than it does me.
How you judge me is more of a judgment of yourself, than it is me.
And I do not accept your fears, lies, or lack of integrity; for I am none of these things, and only stand in authentic truth. And the truth never needs to be defended!
CONCLUSION: When I see people posting on social media “Don’t care about the Royal Wedding” or “Blah Blah Meghan”, I just assume it’s their way of saying, “I’m over pop culture bullshit”.
The point of this blog is to help you understand how much the Royal wedding nor Meghan’s life has had anything to do with the MTV/TMZ/PAGE 6/Gossip column BS.
Meghan is the great beacon of hope for the 21st Century woman, and a whole new world!
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