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.