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
If doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity, US politics is the apex of lunacy. We just can’t help ourselves, we perpetually prostate ourselves as we idolize the rich and famous. The adherents of Jim Jones were absolute free thinkers compared to the cult of personality we have become. Ten years ago, millions of Americans (including myself) were hoodwinked into believing in a charlatan…