Empress Menen Asfaw (Baptismal name Walatta Giyorgis) was the Empress consort of the Ethiopian Empire. She was the wife of Emperor. The Biography of Empress Menen Asfaw,. The Mother of the Ethiopian Nation. This revealing, well-written and rich with historic photographs, the most. It was important to ensure that Empress Menen’s birth date was correct. I asked John Abey, the young man who handed me the original book in Ethiopia, to triple .

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I am constantly asking myself, what inspires me as a woman?

Empress Menen Trivia BIG-UP

I look to the women in my life: When I ask these women where their inspiration comes from, they direct me to the women who came before them — trailblazing the path to make the world a better place. Empress Menen was born April 3rd, and died February 15th, of health problems.

Empress Menen was empress true Queen Mother and co-ruler, and understood the importance of her role as co-ruler. Her love for her countrywomen and men inspired her to build many institutions to ensure empowerment, wellness, health and faith.

As the mother of ten children, the Empress understood the importance of support to her and all mothers. Emprss, she created childcare centers all over Ethiopia to ensure mothers had a safe place for their children to be watched over and nurtured.

This allowed women to work, go to school and tend to smaller children as well as heal the injured during battle. Education was important to Empress Menen. Though she grew up in a royal family, Empress Menen understood mdnen education was not afforded to all women and she knew she had to make this change immediately.


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She thus inspired young girls and women to focus on their wellbeing and education by providing them with the tools needed to become the change-makers she knew them to be! In addition to Empress Menen School for Girls, she founded and established many other educational institutions and churches and encouraged pilgrimages to Jerusalem. A devout Christian, she founded and sponsored many programs for the men and women of her country who were sick, disabled meben poor.

Always noticed for her humanitarian efforts, she played a large menfn in decision-making with her husband, Emperor Haile Selassie, by emlress his advisor, keeping him focused on communication and strategy and by using her economic autonomy to effect change.

Queen Mother Empress Menen was inspiring to so many with her kindness and compassion. During the Italian Invasion ofEmpress Menen played a most important role.

While the men were fighting in battle, she organized facilities to tend to the wounded, doctors, nurses and emergency aid. Empress Menen stood firmly against war and the torment that came from war. InEmpress Menen rallied women from many countries to speak out against war. Therefore, all women found in the eempress should prevent the war, before it brings trouble and distress.

What I take away from this amazing woman is that she knew that we, women, are change makers; we have the ability to come together, forming community, speaking emnen, empowering, uplifting and changing the world — all we need is our voice. Let all women ring our voices together to learn from Empress Menen: If I had the honor of menwn Empress Menen, I would say: May we all have the audacity to be sisters, healers, and change-makers, empowered by our strength, ejpress, compassion and truths!

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Ariel Bangs lives in South King County. She is a tree hugger, food activist and chef, culinary anthropologist, dirt-digging plant eater, animal lover, healer and donut creator! Ariel is motivated and inspired by entrepreneurship and youth education and is a lover of all things chocolate!

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