Meghan Markle has been back in the States for only a few months, but she not wasting any time reconnecting with her LA roots. The Duchess of Sussex spoke to the graduating class of her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School, and shared a message about the power of using ones voice and standing up for change.
Meghan opened her remarks by calling the recent events in America “absolutely devastating.” She went on to state, “The only wrong thing to say, is to say nothing.” And with that, she spoke for about 3 minutes touching on the Black lives lost at the hands of police brutality and how they all mattered.
Markle also recounted moments from her youth; a time where she received meaningful advice from a high school teacher, “always remember to put others needs above you own fears.” And she also reflected on the time in which she lived through the 1992 LA Riots. Markle, who grew up in the affluent and predominately Black area of Los Angeles called Windsor Hills, was only a stones through from the areas hardest hit by the riots.
She closed her speech by encouraging the graduates of the all girls school to lead with love, compassion, and to use their voices in impactful ways.
We will need these young ladies to VOTE!