Empress Menen Asfaw Ladies Tank top from clothingbyaim AIM features:
Empress Menen Screen printed on full front
1 to 5 percent Spandex
This is part of the Sons and daughters of Africa collection.
Menen Asfaw was born in Ambassel. She was the daughter of Asfaw, Jantirar of Ambassel and Woizero Sehin Michael. Her mother was the daughter of Negus Mikael of Wollo Haile Emperor Selassie I remembers his marriage to Empress Menen as "a woman without any malice whatsoever". .
When Tafari Makonnen became Emperor of Ethiopia as Haile Selassie I, Menen Asfaw was crowned as Empress at his side. Empress Menen was active in promoting women's issues in Ethiopia, was Patroness of the Ethiopian Red Cross, and the Ethiopian Women's Charitable Organization. She was also patroness of the Jerusalem Society that arranged for pilgrimages to the Holy Land. .
She founded the Empress Menen School for Girls in Addis Ababa, the first all-girls school which had both boarding and day students. Girls from all over the Empire were brought to the school to receive a modern education, encouraged by the Empress who visited it often and presided over its graduation ceremonies. The Empress gave generously, as well as sponsored programs for the poor, ill and disabled. Empress Menen exuded beauty and grace; therefore, she is one of my wombman role models and exemplary