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)
- Who is there for Us? When Suffering and Hopelessness Give Way to Tribalism and Hatred - May 26, 2019
- Judge Not… - May 16, 2019
- Why I No Longer Fight for Justice - May 9, 2019
4:7 Theme : Wisdom Winner: Librascale1021 This week’s winner was chosen because of the artistic flair and the many ways this piece can be interpreted. Tamir’s submission captures the wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi and his sage advice to the world. ““Be the change you want to see in the world.” That is wisdom we should follow. We usually announce the winners of #WorthThousandWords on Fridays but due to some schedule conflicts, we had to delay the…