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)
- A Matter of Life or Death: We Cannot Afford to Ignore Mental Illnesses Any Longer - August 17, 2019
- The Mindless Cycle of Violence Continues - August 6, 2019
- Why am I a “Person of Color”? - July 26, 2019
It has become altogether too normal; shots are fired by a cowardly assassin only for the usual suspects to run to their corners of dogma and leverage shattered lives for persona motives. Human suffering transmuted into talking points and bloodshed leveraged as political cudgels; the victims of unspeakable carnage are twice shot—once by the gunman next by partisan gunners. Times that call for somber reflections are hijacked by demagogues on all sides who see nothing…