One of my friends shared this interview on her instagram account and it truly struck a nerve. Here’s a woman, a Duchess, that from the outside you would think that life has got to be pretty good for her. I mean she’s the Duchess of Sussex! But then I realize that she’s still a woman and new mother. So many of us have been right where she is but luckily for us we weren’t under the scrutiny of media and an entire country watching our every move.
Last week, ITV news released a clip of an upcoming documentary Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and after such a simple question of “are you doing ok” you could see in her eyes that she was not. She even answered the interviewer by saying “not many people have asked if I’m ok”. Wow!
Our society always put so much emphasis on woman looking and acting a certain way even during pregnancy. People go out of there way to point out when celebrities aren’t looking their best, have put on too much weight or have expressed how being pregnant was one of the most stressful experiences. And then once you’ve become a new mom everything is so focused on the snapback and how quickly you lost the baby weight. [Read more…]