Serena Williams says she’s ‘proud’ of Meghan Markle

Los Angeles, Mar 09 (AP): Tennis star Serena Williams says she’s proud of Meghan Markle following her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Williams called Meghan my selfless friend in an Instagram post after the sit-down aired Sunday night in the US praising the Duchess of Sussex as brave. I know it is never easy, Williams said in the caption. You are strong- both you and Harry.
Meghan revealed in the interview that she experienced suicidal thoughts after joining the royal family. She also said there were concerns within the palace while she was pregnant with son Archie about how dark his skin might be. Williams said Meghan’s words illustrate the pain and cruelty Meghan has experienced.
I know first hand the sexism and racism institutions and the media use to vilify women and people of colour to minimise us, to break us down and demonise us, Williams wrote. The mental health consequences of systemic oppression and victimisation are devastating, isolating and all too often lethal. Williams said she wants her daughter, Meghan’s daughter and your daughter, referring to readers, to live in a society that is driven by respect.

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