Ex-Miss Tanzania & model Millen Magese has been hard at work with her humanitarian efforts; especially her campaign to raise awareness for Endometriosis in Africa. From recruiting others to help in her vision to starting up campaigns like #ManyFacesofEndo and events to spread the word, Millen has gone the extra mile in ensuring that more Africans are aware of this health issue – one she is dealing with herself.
Her efforts have not gone unnoticed. A few weeks ago she was announced as BET International‘s 1st ever Global Good recipient – an award given to highlight the humanitarian efforts of global personalities and celebrities in communities around the world. Her award was given to her by African designer& friend – David Tlale, but she officially received the actual award a few hours ago.
Yesterday, at the DC BET studio, Millen received this award for her hard work and courage. She had this to say on receiving the award via Instagram;
“As the time draws closer, memories of the struggle with Endometriosis come flooding in. There have been many times where I questioned why I had to go through such pain. I kept my silence for so long, ashamed of what might be said. Endometriosis is so misunderstood on may levels. After speaking out, many times I wanted top stop and go back into hiding, but I had already set an example I couldnt retract. Today I stand tall on the shoulders of that decision and I thank each and every one who has supported me and my journey. Special thanks to @bet_intl for honoring me with the Global Good Award. Our voice has been heard.“
She also filmed a short video speaking on her journey so far and thanking all those who have been on it with her.
We are very happy for her and know this is just the beginning.