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
Your Excellency Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Let me state from the outset that I was once one of your biggest supporters. After witnessing Ethiopia decimated by the malevolence of the Marxist Derg government followed up by the mendacity of the tribal TPLF junta, in you I saw a glimmer of hope where my birth land was once covered in the netela of darkness for 44 years. My recent criticism of your administration has nothing to…