Life will give lemons this is well known; you can keep sucking lemon pulp and be the bitter or plant seeds and be a lemon farmer be the richer. The very same source of pain can be the inspiration for future greasiness if you choose to be grateful right in the midst of hardships and distress. It’s simple really. Lemon pulp sucker or lemon tree farmer. Bitterness or riches. Which do you choose?
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Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Lij 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. Lij Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.