Meghan Markle and Gloria Steinem have teamed up for a candid discussion about social action. On Aug. 26, MAKERS Women, a media company dedicated to promoting gender equality, shared a snippet of the Q&A in which the pair talk about the impact of activists like Gloria who have made great strides in the women's movement. "People forget how hard women like you and so many others before you fought for us to just be where we are right now," Meghan said. They also chatted about representation and the importance of voting, especially for the younger generation. "I can understand that they think they don't have an impact," Gloria noted. "And, yet, it's more important for them to vote than anyone else because they're going to be alive long after I am, and they're going to be suffering the consequences." The pair, who spoke in the backyard of Meghan's California home, then shared a laugh when her dogs made a surprise cameo.
Since the 1960s, Gloria has made waves as one of the leading voices for women's rights. She's tackled gender bias in the media industry, used her prolific writing to call for equality, and led demonstrations in support of social justice. She's also recognised for cofounding the women-centric publication Ms. Magazine, which debuted in 1971, alongside journalists and activists Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Patricia Carbine, and Letty Cottin Pogrebin. Meghan has also used her platform to encourage women, notably speaking on the significance of educating young girls and preventing gender-based violence. Watch Gloria and Meghan reflect on the evolving social justice movement in the clip above, then check out their entire interview!