Meghan Markle is back in school for her latest podcast!
On the new Tuesday episode of modelsThe Duchess of Sussex has returned to the Immaculate Heart School in Los Angeles, where she attended from the ages of 12 to 17.
“Okay, team ready? It’s all very nice and new. Isn’t it a beautiful campus?” Megan, 41, said at the start of the show.
“Oh, my God. That’s funny. My locker was here,” she continued, though she wasn’t sure exactly what the locker was. “I was somewhere in the middle. I don’t remember because those are your lockers when you were in high school and middle school lockers were there.”
Megan said, “You’ve heard me talk about the Immaculate Heart on the series before and the impact it’s had on my life. And look I’ve been there for ages, about 12 to 17 and they are really formative years in your life – they definitely were for me. And let me just say “After I got back there, the energy was, it was palpable. I was happy to be back there, and it was fun, too—especially when I paid a surprise visit and ran into some young ladies at volleyball practice.”
While back at her former school, Megan sits down with three recent grads — Grace, Abigail, and Diana — to learn about the labels that are put on women, including a “b” and a “bossy.”
Meghan was surprised to learn that women have only heard the word “bimbo,” which she previously discussed in an episode with Paris Hilton, on TikTok.
“I mean talking about aging myself,” Megan said. “But the idea of ’the bimbo,’ the dumb blonde, was something I grew up seeing all the time and there you go…they don’t.”
Meghan also shared a piece of art on display at her California home where she lives with Prince Harry and their two children, given to her by an old friend.
“There’s a piece of art in my living room,” Megan said to open the episode. “It’s not fancy. It’s kind of this oblong, almost painting like that. And she just says a few words across it very simply: ‘Species of man.'” be both. My good friend Genevieve gave it to me two years ago, and when I get over it, it always makes me smile, of course, because I love her and our friendship and she reminds me of her. We’ve been really close since we were about 17, but also because that’s a true kind of person. Be both. .”
And it made me think of other kinds of wordplay that resonates. And I was thinking specifically about something I was told many years ago. You’re not just a human being. You’re a human being, just an object. Now, the woman who told me this was trying to remind me to be Easier on myself, kind of in the same vein as saying, “Don’t let perfection be the enemy of the good.” Well, that’s just another version of the same kind of advice. You’re human, just an object.”
Meghan also spoke to Candace Bushnell, author of the book Sex and the Cityabout women’s sexuality.
“You know, I wrote for women’s magazines throughout the ’80s,” Bushnell said. “I write a lot about relationships and sex, you know, and I really analyze it and I really analyze it, like, Why do we act the way we do? And one of my theories is, because I grew up in the ’60s where, you know, again, women were told what they were supposed to be. It’s your sex life. You know, you’re only supposed to want sex with one person and you’re supposed to only want sex with that person for the rest of your life. And the women I know haven’t.”
Megan also interviewed actress and rights activist Michaela Jay Rodriguez about opening up about her identity.
The Duchess of Sussex said, “One of the things that I think is with all the women we encounter is as you get older, you explore and begin to understand your sensuality, your feminine divinity, your sexuality. A lot of times it can be very much used against you.” And I give an example, as You know, for a woman especially versus a man, or a man, if he’s a player or out having fun or whatever he’s doing, it’s often celebrated, or even publicized.But for woman, I don’t care if she’s maybe the most successful woman in finance In her mid-50s, I promise someone will still go: “Yeah, but she was a slut in college.”
Rodriguez added, “You know, I feel like a lot of women on all different spectrums of all different lives, we have a lot of similarities and I would say that’s one of the similarities that I share. It didn’t happen in the industry, which I’m grateful for, but in the circumstances.” Mundane, it sure was. Which is fair, it’s kind of shameful when you feel like it.”
Poet Amanda Gorman also shared a piece of writing during the episode.
The description of the episode on Spotify states that it is the penultimate episode of the series.