The Meghan Markle Interview: What Struck Me Most As A Mom

We came across the full interview of Oprah Winfrey with Harry and Meghan Markle and that made us sit up and take notice. And think. And ponder. 
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One of the most sensational interviews of time, this one is making noise for all the right reasons. It is not just politics within the royal family or something that's more personal. When someone of the stature of Meghan Markle speaks up against racism, mental health, and the loss and struggles in her motherhood journey, the world listens. We simply need more people in power, and more celebrities doing this. Often. 

We came across the full interview of Oprah Winfrey with Harry and Meghan Markle and that made us sit up and take notice. And think. And ponder. 

1. Your Baby's Colour- Who Cares?

We discussed earlier in an article here, why we, as a country are obsessed with fair colour. Google ideas for "lightening your child's skin colour" and the search results are endless. Every blog and every expert shares their reccos. Is it just too hard to accept and take pride in your child for the way he/she is? This is 2021, people. 2021. 

2. Mom's Mental Health Matters

When the request for a member of the royal family to seek inpatient care when they were going through a tough phase is declined, you can only imagine how it is for the layman. From coping with the loss of a child to postpartum blues to parental burnout, there are a number of challenges plaguing the motherhood fraternity, and now is the time, we show support to one another. Hear. Be Heard.

3. Don't Be Silenced. Ever

It happens casually and in the most seamless manner for women, every day,  Every time you are silenced for voicing your needs and priorities, every time you are told "it is common, it happens to all, every time you are told "good moms don't do this", you are subject to bias and discrimination. And that needs to end. NOW. 

Meghan and Harry also spoke about their ties with the other members of the royal family how they have been subject to criticisms, both from within and from the media. they are expecting their second child (revealed to be a girl). Meghan also made news earlier last year, when she wrote about the loss she suffered physically and mentally after her miscarriage. "Let us commit to asking others, “Are you OK?”, Meghan had written in that heartfelt note on the emotions she went through and why we need the support of one another in society to tide through tough times. 

Write to us in the comments below on your thoughts on the same. Have you been subjected to such criticism too? Share with our readers today.
 

 

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