There is nothing as potent as words. In the tongue resides the power over life and death; with words, you can either heal people or kill them spiritually. Accordingly, what we call ourselves and, by extension, how we view our identities through the labels we ascribe to can either liberate our minds or imprison our souls. If you doubt me, look up the definition of your first or last name and you will be shocked…
Posts published by “Teodrose Fikre”
Teodrose Fikre is the co-founder and editor of the Ghion Journal. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.
Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Teodrose is a former community organizer whose writing was incorporated into Barack Obama's South Carolina primary victory speech in 2008. He pivoted away from politics and decided to stand for collective justice after experiencing the reality of the forgotten masses. His writing defies conventional wisdom and challenges readers to look outside the constraints of labels and ideologies that serve to splinter the people. Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.