Michelle Obama shares her precious words of wisdom for Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex
The 54-year-old former first lady, Michelle Obama knows so many things being thrust onto the world stage without any prior experience or genuinely being prepared for it. She has shared some wise words for Meghan Markle at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in north London this week about handling the pressure of being in the public eye and pursuing projects for which she is passionate about. Those were the things she had to deal with during her time in the White House.
“Like me, Meghan probably never dreamed that she’d have a life like this, and the pressure — from yourself and others — can sometimes feel like a lot,” she explained. “So my biggest advice would be to take some time and don’t be in a hurry to do anything.”I spent the first few months in the White House mainly worrying about my daughters, making sure they were off to a good start at school and making new friends before I launched into more ambitious work,” she recalled. “Once I was ready, I chose to work on issues that I had a strong personal passion for. I chose children’s health because I’d lived through the difficulty of raising healthy kids as a mom. I focused on increasing access to education because I saw the power of education in my own life — that’s why I spent years talking to minority and first-generation students about getting to and through college. I wanted to do whatever I could to help them rise above the doubters that would come their way.”
Michelle Obama advised the 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex to give herself some time to figure the things out, instead of diving into more initiatives at once. Michelle believes the results will be worth it.
She appreciated Meghan saying: “There’s so much opportunity to do good with a platform like that — and I think she can maximise her impact for others, as well as her own happiness if she’s doing something that resonates with her personally.”
“I always ask myself, ‘Am I good enough?'” She said “I still feel, at some level, I have something to prove because of the colour of my skin, because of the shape of my body, because of … who knows how people are judging me?”
However, she never lets it stop her. “It just takes some time, and it takes some maturity to navigate those feelings” She further added.It seems Meghan has already started to work on Michelle’s advice. As a feminist and supporter of women’s rights, the Duchess of Sussex — Meghan Markle following her passion by launching her first solo royal project by the name, “Together — Our Community Cookbook”.
The book features recipes from the women who were displaced after the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, on the platform of “Hubb Community Kitchen”. Meghan launched it four months after her wedding to Prince Harry, and it seems to be a project close to her heart.