Meghan reveals ‘most embarrassing’ habit and admits to ‘cowering’ from power

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The writer, whose show ‘Insecure’ was described by Meghan as a “masterpiece”, went on to confess that she doesn’t feel like she’s “allowed to be angry” in certain moments. 

She said: “I can’t lose my cool, I can’t do that, especially as a black woman, but also just even as a public figure now. People are looking for ways to justify their perception of you. 

“…I want to be allowed to have that emotion because it’s natural, it’s an emotion, of course, it shouldn’t be internalised. Absolutely not. So that’s something I’m still wrestling with.”

Earlier in the podcast, the Duchess recounted her shock having learnt about the findings of Gender Studies professor Dr Safiya U. Noble, who suggested Google was contributing to spreading stereotypes about black women. 

In the opening monologue of this week’s episode of Archetypes, Meghan said: “Her findings in this book had my jaw on the floor. She established that when you type in a question on the Google search engine, it would try to guess what your question would be. Sort of like the modern-day, technological Madlib, so to fill in the blank, to be intuitive for you, she typed in: ‘Why are black women so…’ 

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