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
Einstein, Imhotep, Galileo, Tesla, Cleopatra, Curie, and da Vinci. These are some of the most brilliant and intellectually gifted men and women to grace human existence. Yet, not even these folk had it all figured out. The smartest among us don’t have all the answers in the world. Though we have a tendency of thinking that we are the center of the galaxy, in truth we are just a speck of a speck of a…