With Women’s History Month coming to an end, there simply was no doubting that Meghan Markle would show up once again, ready to uplift her fellow women and spread awareness of women’s rights.
Even before her marriage to the British Prince, Markle was a vocal advocate of gender equality globally. In 2015, she was titled a Women’s Advocate for Women’s Political Participation and Leadership for the United Nations. The following year, she began working with World Vision, a charity that deals with global poverty in children, which led her to travel to India and Rwanda.
Women’s History Month 2021
This year, Meghan decided to add a little “home-grown twist” to her offerings. In partnership with World Central Kitchen, the Archewell Foundation handed out meals to women this year but, there’s more…
Adding a sweet touch of her own, Meghan baked lemon oil cakes as part of the meals with ingredients fresh from her own farm in California! How’s that for a personal touch? In a letter addressed to women who received the meal, the owners of Archewell highlighted that the cake is their token of thanks, with the hope of the recipients enjoying it. The last time we heard of a personal recipe by the Duchess was back in 2018 when the owners of a family-run farm in Dubbo were gifted banana bread made by her.
In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, WCK worked with Archewell, the non-profit created by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, to provide meals & share a message of appreciation & support in Chicago. Dessert was a lemon olive oil cake baked by The Duchess—with lemons 🍋 from her garden! pic.twitter.com/vnyXV9sOnh
— World Central Kitchen (@WCKitchen) March 26, 2021
Since she double-majored at the nearby Northwestern University, Meghan has a strong personal connection with Chicago. Also, with the pandemic still raging wild and new variants of the coronavirus emerging, a safe option was the best option.
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, the NGO has worked to feed the people of Chicago. To date, they have handed out over 500,000 meals.
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Dorri McWhorter also teamed up with the organization to distribute 60,000 meals. The local Fat Shallot restaurant, of which Sarah Weitz is the owner, provided a distanced setting with precautions upheld where women could safely enjoy their meal.
To Sum It Up
Save for 2020, Meghan Markle is known for finding ways to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Over the last couple of years, her activism had largely been based upon gender equality and spreading awareness of women’s rights. In 2015, this activism led her to the UN’s Women Conference, where she delivered an impassioned speech.
In 2018, the Duke and Duchess joined hands with a social enterprise that raised information on engineering, technology, math, and science-based jobs for women. In 2019, King’s College London had her appear on a special panel to give her two cents on the issue of gender inequality.
“If things are wrong and there is a lack of justice, and there is an inequality, then someone needs to say something” — The Duchess of Sussex on #InternationalWomensDay @QueensComTrust #IWD2019 pic.twitter.com/p5Dojn2Upw
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) March 8, 2019
All in all, there are very few celebrities that have the drive to make the world a better place – and Meghan Markle certainly has that.