To quote the great thinker and writer Tyler Oakley, “The rumors are truemors.”
Meghan Markle will be England’s new woke, talented, beautiful, melanated princess come 2018.
As late as 7:00 a.m. BST on Monday, we were still wondering whether Prince Harry was finally going to buck up and ask Markle to marry him. That all changed a few hours later, thanks to a tweet from Clarence House (you know, since all important Western news these days is broken on Twitter).
I am rooting for them, through and through. I ship it, as the kids say. And how can you not? They’re absolutely gorgeous.mp3.
I’ve never watched Markle’s show, “Suits,” before. So, admittedly, she existed in my mind as a pretty brown girl that was giving us all sorts of polished, girl-next-door-slay. You know, that Kate Spade wallet and quilted Vera Bradley backpack and Tory Burch flats and Longchamp tote and J. Crew slacks sort of slay.
I didn’t really connect with her as a figure until I read the essay she penned for Elle UK about growing up mixed.
dilettante now-seasoned writer of personal essays, I loved Markle’s little anecdotes: her parents crafting a bi-racial family of Barbies out of two sets, her dad advising Markle to create her own box on the census.
Some of her stories aren’t so precious, including that of the microagressions she faced in the wake of her parents’ divorce. Or her mother being called the N word in another driver’s fit of car park rage. Or being pigeonholed into auditioning for one-dimensional, ethnic roles.
I also discovered that she ran a blog called The Tig, which she shuttered earlier this year.
In regard to Prince Harry, it’s heartwarming to read about this philanthropic, mental health-conscious, reformed f*ckboy who gets upset at misogynoir against his fiancée. Naturally, some of the same tired, racist and sexist narratives popped up today in media and public discourse. I wonder if people ever get tired of straining so hard to construct people as the “Other.”
Watching Meaghan and Harry’s exclusive BBC interview touched the most Libraic parts of me.
A cozy, low-key proposal in a cottage, camping out under the stars, and just working on your relationship and doing you and being happy in love sounds quite peachy to me.
But the aspect of this impending Royal Wedding that sticks out to me is what it means and is going to mean for the black diaspora all throughout the West.
Writer Eve Ewing has absolutely been killing it with her Royal Wedding tweets.
Ewing isn’t the only one. International Black Twitter has been abuzz with all sorts of adorable, good-natured tweets about Royal Wedding.
From drinks to dance moves to the headwear, Twitter has it covered.
It’s the dawn of a black revolution.
Even BET UK is trying to get a slice of the Royal Wedding goodness.
To be frank, in a post-truth but more importantly post-Brangelina, post-“Lemonade” world, the thought of Princess Meghan and Prince Harry raising little Burberry-clad mixed angels is what my soul needs right now.