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
Today’s Ghion Water is dedicated to Langston Hughes in light of the event I will be hosting at Busboys and Poets next Sunday, February 11th at 6:00 PM EST (see details below). Busboys and Poets is named in honor of Hughes who used to be a busboy at a restaurant before he was discovered and garnered wide attention as a poet. His story is the story of all artists, writers and creators as a whole…