Meghan Markle talks about motherhood and ambition in her new podcast episode with her first guest, Serena Williams!

“I’m just excited to be myself and talk and be unfiltered and…yeah, it’s fun,” said by Meghan in the promo of the show

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Meghan Markle's first guest was Serena William in the podcast source: Australia Sports News

Meghan Markle is hosting the episode of her new podcast which was released on Tuesday, August 23. The first guest in the show was the tennis player as well as Meghan’s good friend, Serena Williams.

Meghan Markle and Serena Williams talked about motherhood, pregnancy, and also about being ambitious. Similarly, the new episode was released on Tuesday.

And, in the podcast, Meghan and Serena both shared their experiences and also the differences between men and women. Additionally, they both talked about ambition and people treating men and women differently in the case of being ambitious.

In the promo, Meghan stated,

“People should expect the real me in this, and probably the me that they’ve never gotten to know — certainly not in the past few years, where everything is through the lens of the media as opposed to, ‘Hey, it’s me.'”

Likewise, she also added,

“I’m just excited to be myself and talk and be unfiltered and…yeah, it’s fun.”

Additionally, both of them believe that the word, “ambitious” is a “dirty, dirty word when it comes to women.” Furthermore, Meghan Markle says in the episode with Serena,

“I don’t remember ever personally feeling the negative connotation behind the word ‘ambitious’ until I started dating my now husband.”.


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Serena also thinks the same as Meghan that the word ambitious is being a terrible thing for women. Describing more about the experience, Meghan explained,

“And um, apparently ambition is, uh… a terrible, terrible thing, for a woman that is — according to some. So, since I’ve felt the negativity behind it, it’s really hard to un-feel it. I can’t unsee it, either, in the millions of girls and women who make themselves smaller — so much smaller — on a regular basis.”

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On the other hand, William stated that the thinking process of the people in society is not acceptable. As they have taken the word ambitious in a way that only the women who are successful can use the word and not others. However, the idea of judging women is not good and Serena also said,

“You know, if a man is ambitious, am I saying? Am I bringing down society by saying a woman is something different than ambitious? Or what do I think of women that are ambitious?”

In her statement in the podcast with Meghan, she also stated,

“Often women are definitely put in these different boxes when we are ambitious or when we do have goals or when we reach our goals, it’s a negative connotation on how we reach the goals.”

Before beginning the podcast, Prince Harry interferes and says Hi to Serena Williams. And, he also compliments her by saying, “I like what you’ve done with your hair! That’s a great vibe.” 

Serena after the podcasts shared a black and white picture of her daughter, Meghan, and herself on Instagram. She captions the post as,

“I loved talking about so many important topics with my dear friend Meghan as her first guest on #archetypes for @spotify! It’s out now and worth the listen, especially if you’re ambitious.”


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Meghan Markle and Serena William talked about motherhood

In the middle of the conversation on the topic of ambition, Serena and Markle talked about motherhood and the balance they have to maintain. Serena said that being a mother and also working at the same time is hard as we have to balance both of them.
Similarly, Williams also said that the mother handles more responsibilities but is not appreciated in society. According to Serena, moms have more responsibilities than dads as they have to balance kids and life. And, she stated,

“Because, quite frankly, we care and we’re there and we’re breastfeeding and we’re rocking that baby to sleep.”

Not only this but the tennis player also gave an example of an incident that happened in her life. She talked about how hard the time was when she had to balance her career and a daughter.

Talking about one incident when William had competition at the French Open, her daughter, Olympia fell from a high chair.

The day before her competition, Olympia was taken to hospital and Serena was all night with her daughter without sleeping.


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Moreover, she continued,

“I somehow managed to win, but I was so emotionally spent and just like so emotionally drained that it was crazy. And then like every night after that, I just was with her the whole time. I just took a lot on.”

Likewise, she added,

“But moms do a lot. Like I look at my mom, I don’t know how she had five kids.”


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At the end of the podcast, Meghan announced that the next week’s guest will be Mariah Carey. Also, she said in the teaser that in the podcast the conversation will be about women and what tries to hold women back. Further, she stated,

“This is Archetypes — the podcast where we dissect, explore, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back. I’ll have conversations with women who know all too well how these typecasts shape our narratives. And I’ll talk to historians to understand how we even got here in the first place.”

Here’s to the beginning for Megan in the new journey! We hope to hear the voices of the unheard and spread awareness.

Written by Keshaa Perry

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