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You’ve probably seen by now the interview with Meghan Markle, in which she reveals that she’s not, in fact, doing so hot with this whole public scrutiny, new motherhood, and new wife gig.
I’ve only tackled two of those things at once, and that was hard enough.
I, like many, many other people around the world, were moved by her vulnerability and the heartbreaking look in her eyes during those moments, and thankfully, women’s and LGBTQ rights activist Greg Hogben has given us #WeLoveYouMeghan with which to pool our support and offer solidarity through the internet.
Jesus. This just broke my heart. pic.twitter.com/13KsROklv9
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) October 18, 2019
Here are some of the most heartwarming responses…
15. A picture is worth a thousand words.
they criticized her for holding her own baby bump, wearing nail polish, eating avocados, closing her own car door, having a baby shower, the way she held her own baby ALL while heavily pregnant and then being a new mom with a newborn: she doesn’t deserve this #WeLoveYouMeghan pic.twitter.com/wIOaaB82Jc
— meredith (@meghvnmarkle) October 18, 2019
14. It’s terrifying to be honest when you feel like they’re going to use it against you.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) October 18, 2019
13. It activated our protective instincts in the blink of an eye.
As a fellow human,
As a fellow woman,
As a fellow mother,
As a fellow Black woman,
As a fellow Black Northwestern grad,
— Caffeinated Living (@WokeLiving) October 18, 2019
12. We hope she knows she’s not alone.
— 𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒌𝒂 (@meghmarkle) October 18, 2019
11. Put on some T Swift and dance the night away.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Princess of the UK, the Children's Princess, the Queen of the People is the best thing that has ever happened to that family! Keep your head and know that we love, appreciation and support you to the fullest! Fuck the haters!#WeLoveYouMeghan
— James (@Marys1stson) October 18, 2019
10. Every human being deserves better.
Imagine doing your best to make the world better by helping communities, charities and people, and in turn you get a whole ass cult dedicated to trash and threaten you, motivated by the press to break you apart? This angel deserves better #WeLoveYouMeghan pic.twitter.com/ts8fDZiKUt
— Minhee ✨ (@MmMin57) October 18, 2019
9. Come back home, girl. Bring your husband and baby.
— Kmari (@kmxrix) October 18, 2019
8. I could be a little more like her, honestly.
— Ever Carradine (@EverCarradine) October 18, 2019
7. We’re standing beside you in spirit.
"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women."
— Kat Sing 🌴🌸🌴🌸 (@kat_sing) October 18, 2019
6. We can only hope that she knows that.
— 𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒌𝒂 (@meghmarkle) October 18, 2019
5. Focus on what matters most, when you can.
I met Meghan when she visited Birmingham during her engagement to prince Harry & she was the sweetest, most polite woman who seemed so humbled to see us there. She said thank u countless times it was so endearing. Meg, u have Harry & Archie, u have EVERYTHING ❤
— Aly Brendan (@AlyBrendan) October 18, 2019
4. She shouldn’t have to be strong in the face of adversity, but she is. For now.
— Yetide Badaki (@YetideBadaki) October 18, 2019
3. How long has it been since we’ve see a real smile?
— 👑Mirandagousley 👑 (@mirandagousley) October 18, 2019
2. She should still be having fun.
I am sickened by all of this. I’m just so tired of the hate, despite the fact that she really is an amazing woman who has done nothing wrong. You can see the pain in her eyes and how she’s holding back her tears. I don’t like this. At. All. #WeLoveYouMeghan pic.twitter.com/2wimlIps7g
— Bea (@Bea_Vlogz) October 18, 2019
1. It’s okay to not be okay.
Thank you Meghan Markle, for every new mum, for every woman who is expected to always be ok..
For every woman who has has answered ‘fine’ when asked how they are. For every woman who hasn’t been fine and who hasn’t felt they could tell anyone.
— Kate Jarman (@KateBurkeNHS) October 18, 2019
Please, remember that even people on television or who wear crowns in public are still human beings at heart.
Don’t use the anonymity of your keyboard to say things about or to them you wouldn’t have the guts to say to their faces.