“If there was a wrong, if there is a lack of justice, and there is an inequality, then someone needs to say something. And why not me?” Meghan Markle
Meghan started early as a pre-teen speaking up for positive change. She never stopped stepping up to speak out against inequality or injustice. Listen to her speech to the graduating class of 2020, at her alma mater. She credits the school for her volunteer work within the community. Together with her mother’s social work career, we see the forging of a genuine spirit and a willing advocate.
Why not me?
The question, which reads more as a statement of purpose and intent has been part of Meghan’s way of navigating life.
Maybe Doria’s job as a social worker helped groom Meghan’s mindset. After all, to be a social worker means that you have the life of an activist who works with those suffering some of the worst life experiences. Doria would have helped those who suffered from neglect, abuse, illness, and severe emotional, mental and behavioral limitations. Her perceptive analyses of humanity and also bearing witness to hard earned successes, must have been pearls of wisdom shared between mother and daughter.
When Meghan speaks of her experiences and what she has observed through volunteering and activism, her determination comes through in her words that she is not paying lip service. She genuinely feels that if those around her aren’t doing the responsible thing, then she will not wait for their permission or their lead.
She is prepared to be the disrupter, the pacesetter, the initiator to get things done. She is the Change agent.