As June’s #SOULEBRITY of The Month it is our absolute honor to feature, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex… or as we would like to say… Her Royal #SOULNESS, The #SOULchess of Sussex…
As you know by now, we feature a public figure each month who we feel uses their platform to be of service and do good in the world. Someone who is actively helping bring forth positive change and shining light on topics, situations, causes and current issues with the aim and intention to make this world a better, more #soulful, place.
With this said, Megan Markle is a true #SOULEBRITY.
Long before she met Prince Harry (5th in line to the British throne, whom she went on to marry) Megan Markle was already using her voice to stand up for causes she felt passionate about. At the age of 11, after watching a sexist dishwashing-liquid commercial saying “Women all over America are fighting grease…” Megan believed in herself, that she could have the power to effect change and was so strong in her belief for equality, that she wrote a letter to the brand’s President stating how gender was being unfairly depicted in their commercial. She asked them to change the phrase to “people all over America…”
Her voice was heard and the commercial was changed.
“It’s really important that young women be reminded that their involvement matters and that their voice is heard. Even if it feels like it’s small, it really can make an impact.”
Megan has continued to stand up for gender equality ever since. She participates in several International Charity Organizations, has established herself as a feminist and works with the United Nations as an Advocate for Political Participation and Leadership on the subjects of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. She has spoken about gender equality at many public events, including a powerful #soulspeech for UN Women on International Women’s Day. It’s clear that Megan recognizes the equality of the #soul, regardless of the body’s physical gender.
The same can be said on the topic of race. Megan was born in Los Angeles as the daughter of an African-American mother and Caucasian white father and grew up with a blend of culture and color. However, it was in her early acting career that she saw the industry was not quite ready to embrace a bi-racial young girl which impeded her opportunities to book acting roles. Megan either wasn’t “black enough” or “white enough” for getting cast, which revealed the many challenges she would have to face being of a mixed heritage. Yet, Megan chose to embrace her ethnicity, own who she is and stand comfortable in her #soulskin; “To say who I am, to share where I'm from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman.”
Perhaps inspired by her social worker mother, it seems #soulanthropy came naturally for Megan. As a budding young actress, Megan spent time participating in community service and charity projects whilst majoring in theatre at Northwest University. As her career blossomed with several small parts in national television shows, crime dramas, independent movies and as a television model opening fortune briefcases on the ‘Deal or No Deal’ show, so did her charity involvement.
Her acting career is most famous for the lead role she landed on popular television show ‘Suits’, where Megan’s character represented the thread of “moral consciousness” in the show, the compass upon where right and good are navigated. This sounds similar to who she is as a person, the #soulcompass using her voice to stand up and make things right. She even made sure the craft service leftovers on set were donated to the local soup kitchen.
“Who you are as a person will only be amplified once you are ‘famous,’ so if you had a good heart, then I would imagine you’ll have the same good heart but the means to do even more with it.”
She created her own blog website ‘The Tig’ to inspire her fanbase and online audience, deepening her positive impact by covering topics of self-love, positivity, spirituality and highlighting other inspirational women. A true #soulshifter through and through, also interested in living and eating healthily as well as doing yoga and bettering the mind, body and #soul.
“I’ve never wanted to be a lady who lunches — I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works. And this type of work is what feeds my soul and fuels my purpose.”
It is #soulclear to see what Prince Harry saw in Megan Markle, a #soulbeauty that extends so much deeper than her exterior good-looks; a kind, compassionate heart, a powerful #soul convicted in her beliefs, and an advocate driven to bring social justice, fairness and rightness to causes with a real #soulpurpose to make this world a better place.
Their 2017 marriage represents so many great changes for The Royal Family. The first mixed race member, American and a feminist with a #soulmission! Going from ‘Deal or No Deal’s’ ‘briefcase girl’ to dinner with the Queen shows that anything is possible if you make the #souldeal to stay true to who you are and what you came here to do.
Now, the #soulactivist / philanthropic actress turned Duchess, is able to make an impact on a much greater level. She has been named The Royal Foundation’s fourth patron and appointed as the vice president of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust. She was listed in The Times’ “100 Most Influential People in the World” and placed on the shortlist for “Person of The Year.” And is now a new Mother, having given Birth last month to Royal Baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (7th in line for the throne).
Megan Markle is exactly the type of role model that the world needs as a #soulinfluencer and inspiration for this generation and the #soulgeneration to follow… with that we proudly adorn her the very first title of its kind...
“Her Royal #SOULNESS, The Duchess of #SOUL.”
”We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?”