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
A couple of days ago, I notice a quirk that I initially dismissed as another instance of corporate interests suppressing anything that does not echo official narratives. My aloofness was motivated by outrage fatigue; I’ve witnessed over the past year or so how my Twitter mentions and retweets would occasionally slow from a gush to a trickle for no explainable reason so I expected this was just another algorithm based infringement. However, the minute I…