While she was a working member of the royal family, the tabloid media’s use of stereotypes often shaped inaccurate narratives around the Duchess of Sussex‘s life. Now, Meghan is launching her first podcast series investigating the labels that impact the lives of women around the world.
Spotify and the Sussexes’ production company, Archewell Audio, announced today, March 24, a new show hosted by the duchess investigating the labels and stereotypes “that try to hold women back.”
Launching this summer, Archetypes will feature “uncensored conversations” with historians, experts, and women “who know all too well” about how typecasts can influence and change narratives. A Spotify statement shared with BAZAAR.com says Meghan plans to uncover the origins of these stereotypes, as well as address “the common stereotypes that have historically generalized women through the lens of popular culture and media.”
In a teaser released on Spotify—the streaming platform the Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed an exclusive multiyear partnership with in 2020—Meghan gives a preview of what listeners can expect.
“This is how we talk about women: the words that raise our girls and how the media reflects women back to us … but where do these stereotypes come from? And how do they keep showing up and defining our lives?” she says. “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…