Meghan Markle surprised – and rarely showed up at Spotify’s Los Angeles headquarters on Tuesday, October 18 in solidarity with the Iranian protesters. Duchess of Sussex41 years old, spoke at a separate event for Women @ Spotify, a resource group for women Spotify staff, and dedicated her speech to Iranian women and girls who are now fighting for their rights in the Middle Eastern country. She also showed her support by wearing a black t-shirt with the words “Women, Life, Freedom” on the front in white lettering in Farsi, as seen in the photo below.
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The former actress was accompanied by two of her top members and Prince HarryArchewell’s nonprofit and media organization: president Mandana Dayani and head of global communications Ashley Hansen. Both women are Iranian. In the Instagram post, Mandana spoke of Meghan’s dedication to raising awareness of the struggles in her homeland.
“At an event today, Meghan spoke about the revolution led by women and young girls in Iran, the courage and bravery they display every day, as well as their role of leadership and support. uphold basic human rights: women, life, liberty,” she wrote in the second paragraph of her footnote. “As an Iranian woman who left her homeland to pursue these freedoms, I couldn’t be more grateful for the way she chose to campaign for women around the world. A proud day at Archewell, and especially for me and Ashley Momtaheni. “
Mandana, who also founded the nonpartisan organization of which I am a voter, also mentioned Meghan’s shirt in the opening line of her caption. “Women. Life. Freedom. Allies have come in many forms over the past month since the death of Mahsa Amini,” she proudly announced. “I am grateful to be working with incredible women like Meghan and my Iranian colleague and friend, Ashley Momtaheni, as we continue to highlight the bravery and courage of women. and young girls on the front lines of one of the most important feminist movements of our lives.”
Mahsa Amini was a 22-year-old Iranian woman who died in mid-September in police custody after being arrested by Iran’s ethics police for allegedly wearing a headscarf that was too loose, according to CBS News. Her family claims she was tortured while in custody, which led to her death. Protests have been going strong since her death. Sadly, there were 75 casualties reported during the protests.
Meghan’s solidarity with Iranian women comes just a day after she recalled her experience as a “bag girl” on a popular gameshow Resolved or no deal in the early 2000s. In her Spotify podcast Antique modelshe claimed she was “opposed” on the show and eventually quit because he felt unfit for the job. “I don’t like being forced to look good and have less substance, and that was how I felt at the time. She explains this particular archetype: the word ‘bimbo’.