Meghan Markle Wrote Messages Of Support To Sex Workers On Bananas
The Duchess of Sussex prepared care packages for street sex workers and added her own personal touch to the pieces of fruit.
Meghan and Prince Harry paid a visit to a Bristol-based charity called One25, that specialises in enabling women to break free from street sex work.
Kensington Palace posted a video of the Duchess prepping bundles of goods armed with a black marker, writing messages including, "You are brave", "You are strong" and "You are special" on banana skins.
"I'm in charge of the banana messaging!" chuckled Meghan in the video.
One25's outreach service caters to 150 women that are street sex working in Bristol, in south-west England, and the care packages included nutritious food, warm clothing, hot water bottles and condoms.
The six-months pregnant Meghan said she got the idea for the inspo-bananas from a woman in the US, who has been inspiring school kids with motivational fruit.
"I saw this project this woman had started somewhere in the States on a school lunch programme," Markle said, according to the Daily Mail's royal correspondent, Rebecca English.
"On each of the bananas, she wrote an affirmation, to make the kids feel really, like, empowered. It was the most incredible idea -- this small gesture," Meghan reportedly said.
If we were to take a guess about who Meghan was channelling -- we'd bet it was Stacey Truman, the school cafeteria manager at an elementary school in Virginia.
Truman's own story of motivational banana literature went viral at the end of last year after The Washington Post published a piece on her daily ritual.
Truman wakes up early every morning to write messages of hope on dozens of so-called 'talking bananas' for the children at her school.
“She’s helped the kids to make healthier choices,” the school's principal Sharon Shewbridge told the Post.
“But it’s more than that. Stacey genuinely cares and wants them to know they are loved."
Similarly, Meghan is being praised, not necessarily for writing on bananas, but for the very public support she's shown to sex workers.
"Sex work is a valid job and the support is immense," wrote one Twitter user.
"What an honour to have you visit," One25 wrote on Twitter to the royals.
"Big smiles on all our faces".
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