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
Getting on social media these days is an exercise in endless doses of incredulity. To witness people flip flopping from position to position in ways that Simone Biles or Mary Lou Retton could never phantom in their wildest dreams or ever visualize if they were high on the most potent strain of cannabis is at once entertaining and saddens my spirit. It is astounding watching otherwise rational people turn into the most hackneyed of parrots and…