Sisterhood, the Blog

Sacred Space for 21st Century Women

Blogalicious Conference for Women of Color Bloggers on 10/9-10/11 in ATL

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Yesterday Sisterhood, the Blog learned about the Blogalicious Conference for women of color bloggers on October 9 to October 11 in Atlanta, GA. The registration fee is $200. Click here for more information: http://www.blogaliciousweekend.com.

If you are attending Blogalicious, Blogher (July 24-25 in Chicago), or another blogging conference this year, please share your reasons for attending these conferences in the comment section.

June 30, 2009 Posted by | Blogalicious, blogging, Blogher, Social Media | , , | 2 Comments

Click to Empower for Domestic Violence Survivors

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While reading Gina McCauley’s What About Our Daughters’ blog, I learned about economic abuse and The Allstate Foundation’s financial awareness initiative “Click to Empower” (http://www.clicktoempower.org) that educates women about domestic abuse and economic abuse.  Click here to read Gina’s blog: http://www.whataboutourdaughters.com/2009/06/what-the-heck-is-economic-abuse-allstate-foundation-blogger-initiative.

More About Click to Empower (text below is from Click to Empower’s Facebook Group Page – http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8501859820&ref=ts):

 
 

Domestic Violence touches millions of Americans each day…

One in four American women have experienced domestic violence directly, and more than 70 percent of Americans say they know people who are or have been victims of domestic violence, according to a studies conducted by The Allstate Foundation and the U.S. Justice Department.

While many Americans associate domestic violence with physical cuts and bruises, the bruises to a survivor’s finances and credit can make it difficult to leave and recover from an abusive situation.

Research shows that women with basic financial understanding and skills are more likely to leave abusive situations and sustain themselves and their families on a long–term basis. Although the problem is widespread, domestic violence remains a taboo subject in conversations.

Help break the taboo and get women and men to talk openly about domestic violence.

What can you do? Tell a Gal P.A.L.!

* Pass It On—Spread the word to your gal pals that domestic violence touches all of us and it can happen to anyone. Let your gal pals know that financial abuse is part of domestic abuse. Click here to “Tell a Gal P.A.L.” via email about domestic violence and economic empowerment.

* Act—Small acts make a big difference. Encourage your gal pals to actively plan for a secure financial future. Start a savings plan for emergencies or get a copy of your credit report.

Go to ClickToEmpower.org for tips on rebuilding your financial future and signs of domestic abuse.

* Learn—Learn about resources available to help yourself, or someone you know, get out of an abusive situation. Take steps to protect your personal and financial safety, whether you’re in an abusive relationship or not, and empower yourself. Click for more information on understanding domestic abuse and find available resources to get help for yourself or others.

June 30, 2009 Posted by | Domestic Violence, Economic Abuse | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tune into 1st episode of Sisterhood, the Blog Radio on 6.24 @ 8pm EST.

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Sisterhood, the Blog Manifesto collage by Ananda Leeke

Copyright 2009 by Madelyn C. Leeke

 

Tune into the first episode of Sisterhood, the Blog Radio (http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015) on Wednesday, June 24th at 8:00 p.m. “Sisterhood 2009: What does it mean to be a feminist today?” is the theme. Join host Ananda Leeke (www.anandaleeke.com) for a one-on-one interview with Jennifer Nedeau, Women’s Rights Blogger for Change.org – http://womensrights.change.org.  Click here to listen to the show: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.  See press release: http://www.prlog.org/10266327-sisterhood-the-blog-radio-offers-new-voice-and-sacred-space-for-21st-century-women.html.

Sisterhood, the Blog Radio is a monthly radio show hosted by Talkshoe.com. It features one-on-one conversations with women about sisterhood, self-discovery, self-expression, spirituality, self-care, self-expression, social justice advocacy, and social media.

If you are on Facebook, join the Sisterhood, the Blog Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23050254985.

Be sure to follow Sisterhood, the Blog on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sisterhdtheblog.

June 24, 2009 Posted by | Radio, Sisterhood, Social Media | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sisterhood, the Blog attends Blogging While Brown Conference today and tomorrow in Chicago

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Hi All,

I am attending the Blogging While Brown Conference on June 19 and 20 in Chicago to learn more about social media. I will share more about my experiences next week. Visit http://www.bloggingwhilebrown.com. If you are going to the conference, drop me an email at kiamshaleeke@yahoo.com.

I will also attend the Blogher conference (http://www.blogher.com) that will be held in Chicago in July. Are you going? Do you know about Blogher? Please check out the site. It is a powerful group of women.

Enjoy your weekend!

In Sisterhood,

Ananda Leeke, founder of Sisterhood, the Blog

June 19, 2009 Posted by | Social Media, Technology, Web 2.0 | , , | Leave a comment

Sisterhood, the Blog Radio Launches on June 24th @ 8pm

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Happy June!

Sisterhood, the Blog Radio (http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015) will launch on Wednesday, June 24th at 8:00 p.m. “Sisterhood 2009: What does it mean to be a feminist today?” is the theme.  Join host Ananda Leeke (www.anandaleeke.com) for a one-on-one interview with Jennifer Nedeau, Women’s Rights Blogger for Change.org – http://womensrights.change.org

Sisterhood, the Blog Radio is a monthly radio show hosted by Talkshoe.com.  It features one-on-one conversations with women about sisterhood, self-discovery, self-expression, spirituality, self-care,  self-expression, social justice advocacy, and social media.  If you are on Facebook, join the Sisterhood, the Blog Group:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23050254985.  Be sure to follow Sisterhood, the Blog on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sisterhdtheblog.

Mark your calendars for upcoming episodes of Sisterhood, the Blog Radio. See schedule below.

July 29 @ 8pm – Self-Expression: The Writing Life

  • A conversation with Joy Brambles Oehlkers, Senior Editor, McGraw-Hill Professional

August 26 @ 8pm – Spirituality: Blooming Right Where You Are 

  • A conversation with Kelli Jarreaux, an ordained Interfaith Minister, attorney, arbitrator, mediator, global peace facilitator, life coach, and co-author of Hopwood, Bakke, and Beyond: Diversity on our Nations Campuses and Sacred Secrets: Finding Your Way to Joy, Peace and Prosperity

September 30 @ 8pm – Self-Care: Yoga As A Life Practice

  • Guest TBA

October 28 @ 8pm – Self-Discovery: The Connection We Share With Our Mothers 

  • A conversation with Gail Straub, co-founder of Empowerment Training Programs and author of Returning to My Mother’s House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine – www.empowermenttraining.com

November 25 @ 8pm – Social Justice Advocacy: Making Your Life Count Through Service

  • A conversation with Gloria Pan, Vice President, Internet Communications, Turner Strategies

December 2 @ 8pm – Social Media: Building Creative Online Communities

  • A conversation with Jamie Ridler, a certified professional co-active coach, leader/builder of creative online communities, founder of Jamie Ridler Studios, and blogger/founder of Starshyne Productions – http://jamieridler.blogspot.com

June 17, 2009 Posted by | Feminism | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment