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.
Latest posts by Teodrose Fikre (see all)
- An Open Letter to the Media-Politico Complex: Leveraging New Zealand and Ghettoizing Humanity - March 18, 2019
- Faith or Not: a Much Needed Discussion About the Existence (or Lack) of God - March 17, 2019
- Special Event: A Screening of “Adwa Awakening: How Unity Bends Injustice” on March 31st - March 16, 2019
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…