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
History’s Malevolence The middle ground is treacherous Preaching unity to all sides dangerous I mean trying to find a universal language Creating consensus out of chaos Is often laden with insults—profoundly onerous It’s easier rebuilding the tower of Babel But lend me an ear brethren and sisters What if I told you history was malevolent Facts rewritten by victors and conquerors In order to split the masses into opponents Propagating propaganda to prolong injustice What…