Meghan Markle and Gloria Steinem recently sat down together to discuss voting and women’s rights.
The conversation was held in the backyard of the Duchess new California home she shares with Prince Harry and their son Archie.
During the Q&A presented by Makers Women, the iconic women discuss Kamala Harris historical nomination and how Black women have rescued the Democratic party.
Gloria Steinem: We’ve been rescued by women of color in all of our recent elections because of a vote of conscience and compassion. The heart of the Democratic party has been Black women, actually, and now there is a potential Vice President who is Black and that’s exciting.
Meghan: I’m so excited to see that kind of representation. You know, for me, being biracial, growing up, whether it was a doll or a person in office, you need to see someone who looks like you in some capacity. As many of us believe, you can only be what you can see. And in the absence of that, how can you aspire to something greater than what you see in your own world? I think maybe now we’re starting to break-through in a different way.
On Women’s Rights:
Meghan: When we had lunch recently and spoke about the 19th Amendment, I remember you were saying, ‘Well of course it’s a recognition, but it’s only the right to vote for white women.’
Gloria Steinem: Yes, I think that’s where we’re a little bit wrong with our celebration. We keep saying that women won the right to vote in 1920, which is true, it was the beginning. But Native American women came later, Asian American women came later, African American women only came really mostly with the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
Check out the full Q&A here