Stylist is running its first ever feminist advent calendar in 2018, with a remarkable woman revealing who her feminist icon is every day until 25 December. Here, Sarah-Jane Crawford reveals why Meghan Markle is her ultimate feminist icon.
My feminist icon is Meghan Markle. She is my choice because, despite her soft, natural beauty, she has an inner strength whereby you can tell she is a leader. You only have to look at her influence on and input into the royal wedding; she managed to convince an old English institution to let Bishop Michael Curry, an African-American Pastor make such a strong speech, and let’s not forget she also made a speech herself at the wedding dinner - plus gaining the respect of therRoyals is a testament to her strength as a woman.
She’s a role model, showing women in their 30s that you can make mistakes and move on - and she makes her own money - she is incredibly kind and energetic, I love the work she has done with the Grenfell survivors.
I never watched Suits but I was drawn to her when, almost a year ago, I was sent a link to a Facebook video of her speaking at a UN Convention talking about writing letters of complaint as a little girl because she was offended by the gender representation in a Persil commercial. I felt she was my kind of woman.
She is a feminine feminist, a strong, clever, demure, advocate for women’s rights and human rights - with an authenticity about her as well.
I reported on the royal wedding coverage for E!, that is the closest I got to meeting her - but would love to meet her in the future.
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