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
There has always been a heavy cost borne by those who insist on speaking truths. People who defied conventional wisdom and stood up to the orthodoxy of the establishment have been labeled heretics, marginalized and brutally repressed throughout human history. However, in the age of information where the ruling elites fear bad press, draconian tactics that were used in the past to silence dissenters have evolved and taken on more subtle forms of intimidation. Nowhere…