As Meghan Markle prepares for one of the biggest moments of her life, a lot of people are just coming to learn about her, myself included. I never watched the show “Suits”, in fact, I never even heard of her prior to her dating Prince Harry. However, I was intrigued by her. Intrigued by the news of her engagement to a Prince, intrigued by her very average life as an actress who was once married before.I was just intrigued by her as a woman.
I chose Meghan as my muse of the week because of the fact that she had a name for herself before her engagement. For three years, Meghan was the founder and editor-in-chief of the lifestyle blog, The Tig. She even profiled different women that she admired, Jessica Alba, Gail Simmons and more in a feature called Tig Talk. Due to the overwhelming popularity, she started to receive after the announcement of her relationship, she closed the website down. In one particular post on her site, Meghan paraphrased a quote from the movie, “Eat, Pray, Love” and made reference to her own life at the time. The month before the post, Meghan explains how she made the attempts to “eat everything, pray (and meditate) often, and simply love my life, every ounce of it.” She shared Instagram photos of her travels, and describes, how she took time off to celebrate life with friends and experiences.
Also a woman of influence, Meghan volunteered herself and her influence for many philanthropic efforts, including traveling to Rwanda for the Clean Water Campaign, the agency’s campaign to provide safe clean drinking water, and also working with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women as an Advocate. Meghan also traveled to Afghanistan and Spain as part of the USO Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Holiday Tour in 2014. Between her humanatarian work and her genuine care for those who are less fortunate, Meghan has become a powerhouse of her own right before she merges with the Royal Family. It speaks of the woman she was preparing to become or the woman she was preparing to let go as she embarks on a new journey in her life. A step towards being the modern-day ‘the people’s princess‘.