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
Given enough information, our habits become almost 100% predictable. Society is one big algorithm that is easily decoded and coded by those who own the means. This is how Google’s predictive search, works; when enough data points are accumulated based on previous search inputs, Google is able to fill in the blanks with uncanny accuracy. Write in one word and, like magic, Google starts to fill in the blanks for you. It’s amazing yet understandable; although the human…