Meghan Markle is finally getting the opportunity that she deserves: the chance to tell her side of the story and reveal that there’s more to her than what the British media and Royal Kingdom has portrayed.
The second episode premiered today. And it featured the likes of Grammy award-winning singer Mariah Carey.
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The episode is titled the “Duality of a Diva.” And the two got rather candid about the negative connotations associated with the term, as well as their own experiences as biracial women.
Carey shared that she moved often as a child and struggled to find a social circle with each new start.
“I didn’t fit in. I didn’t fit in. You know, it would be more of the Black area of town or then you could be where my mom chose to live… the white neighborhoods. And I didn’t fit in anywhere at all,” she told Markle.
Markle shared that she understood Carey’s struggle. And revealed how much seeing a woman like her portrayed in the media, made her life a bit easier.
“You were so formative for me. Representation matters so much,” she said. “But when you are a woman and you don’t see a woman who looks like you somewhere in a position of power or influence, or even just on the screen – because we know how influential media is – you came onto the scene, I was like ‘Oh, my gosh. Someone kind of looks like me.’”
Markle added that she also looked to other women like Halle Berry who also endured a similar struggle.
“And I think for us, it’s very different because we’re light-skinned,” she continued. “You’re not treated as a Black woman. You’re not treated as a white woman. You sort of fit in between.”
Markle shared that she had only come to understand the experience of a Black woman when she began dating her husband Harry.
“Then I started to understand what it was like to be treated like a Black woman,” Meghan said. “Because up until then, I had been treated like a mixed woman. And things really shifted.”