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)
- First They Replace Your Name, Next They Erase Your Existence - June 10, 2019
- Who is there for Us? When Suffering and Hopelessness Give Way to Tribalism and Hatred - May 26, 2019
- Judge Not… - May 16, 2019
Oppressed does not mean defeated. This truism is one we should reflect on given the endless stream of pundits and politicians who try to inculcate a spirit of victimization in our spirits. I write this in light of tweet that I saw from Isaiah Washington about a movie he is starring in that recounts the story of Rosa Parks and the movement that dared to defy injustice. It was a moment of serendipity I guess, I saw…