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Yeharer Gashaw: A Pan-Africanist and Ethiopia's 1st International Model

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Our guest is Yeharer Gashaw. She was Ethiopia's first international model. As a resident of Dallas, Texas, Yeharer is very active and involved in Ethiopian issues. She advocates for a "One Ethiopia" and works very closely with the Ethiopian American community as well. Yeharer is also a fierce Pan-Africanist and promotes African unity.

Yeharerwerk was the First Black Model to be showcased by Christian Dior and Guerlain in Paris in the Eighties as well as being the spokesmodel of Proline Hair Products.  Also,she featured as the first Black woman in the Popular Soap Opera ‘Dallas’..Yeharerwerk has been a strong advocate in emphasizing the importance of education among African women. “Beauty is a flower, it will fade, but education lasts a lifetime." In Dallas she has had the honor of gracing the State Fair of Texas as the ‘Queen of State of Texas’ in 2000. Yeharerwerk Gashaw has worked extensively advocating for Africans with a number of African Heads of State and government officials.