Meghan Markle has been a feminist long before the cause was a favorite T-shirt slogan — and there’s video evidence to prove it.
Prince Harry’s betrothed was featured on a Nickelodeon news program in 1993 (Nick News fans where you at) for writing a letter to Procter & Gamble regarding the language of their ad for Ivory dish soap. The original script read, “women are fighting greasy pots and pans” — a phrase Markle found sexist. “I don’t think it’s right for kids to grow up thinking these things where just mom does everything,” she says in the recently resurfaced clip. “It’s always, ‘mom does this, and mom does that.'”
In A-plus cursive penmanship (her future as a calligraphy enthusiast was crystal clear), 11-year-old Markle wrote a letter in which she requested that Procter & Gamble alter the language to “people” rather than “women” — and the company obliged. Speaking at a UN Womens‘ conference in 2015, Markle recalled the incident, saying, “At the age of 11, I created my small level of impact by standing up for equality.”
Watch below for footage of a pre-teen doing her part to dismantle the patriarchy, stay for the glorious ‘90s fashion.