10 new feminist icons you should definitely follow this year

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 25: Meghan Markle, the US fiancee of Britain’s Prince Harry, attends an Anzac Day dawn service at Hyde Park Corner on April 25, 2018 in London, England. Anzac Day commemorates Australian and New Zealand casualties and veterans of conflicts and marks the anniversary of the landings in the Dardanelles on April 25, 1915 that would signal the start of the Gallipoli Campaign during the First World War. (Photo by Tolga Akmen – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle

Starting off as an American actress, Meghan Markle saw her fair share of gender inequalities in her past workplace. This is probably where her passion for social justice came to the forefront.

In 2017, it was announced that she was engaged to Prince Harry and her move to London ensued. She grew up as a feminist and has been a vocal campaigner for women’s rights for years before she became royalty, often speaking out about social justice and equality of all women. Being in this platform as the Duchess of Sussex now, Markle realized that she could have a lasting impact on a huge part of the population and her lifelong dedication to feminism and gender inequality could be put to good use.

Meghan Markle knows that as part of the royal family, she has a responsibility to carry, and we’re happy to see that much of that responsibility is being directed toward what she’s previously been focused on. We’re proud that another feminist is now part of the royal family and that she’s attempting to intertwine the old world with the new and modern.

She believes that there’s no set way of being a feminist. You can care about fashion and make-up and want equality for men and women. We’re excited to see what she does in this role.

"“You don’t have to play dress up to be a feminist. You are a feminist exactly the way you are. You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women. There’s no uniform for feminism; You are a feminist exactly the way you are.” – Meghan Markle"