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.
Latest posts by Lij Teodrose Fikremariam (see all)
- First They Replace Your Name, Next They Erase Your Existence - June 10, 2019
- Who is there for Us? When Suffering and Hopelessness Give Way to Tribalism and Hatred - May 26, 2019
- Judge Not… - May 16, 2019
This article is being reposted in light of Ethiopia’s appointment of new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. If you agree with the content of this article, join the Twitter campaign #SendekAlema and share this article with @PM_AbiyAhmed and ask PM Ahmed to remove the pentagram from the Ethiopian flag. It saddens me to write this; to reflect on such vile things as pentagrams and demonic symbols on a day where I should be focusing on counting my blessings.…