Sisterhood, the Blog

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Remembering American Women’s Right to Vote

 

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Yesterday marked the 89th anniversary of American women’s right to vote.  In 1971, Congress declared August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.  The proclamation read,

“WHEREAS, the women of the United States have been treated as second-class citizens and have not been entitled the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States; and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have united to assure that these rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally regardless of sex; and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26th, the anniversary date of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, as symbol of the continued fight for equal rights: and

WHEREAS, the women of United States are to be commended and supported in their organizations and activities,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that August 26th of each year is designated as “Women’s Equality Day,” and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of that day in 1920, on which the women of America were first given the right to vote, and that day in 1970, on which a nationwide demonstration for women’s rights took place.”

 

What do you think needs to happen to make women’s rights more of reality in America?

What do you need to do to make it happen?

 

August 27, 2009 Posted by | Women's Rights | , | Leave a comment

Sisterhood, the Blog Radio Explores Lessons Learned by Women Bloggers at Blogher 2009

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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PRLog (Press Release)Aug 05, 2009 – Washington, DC – Author/Blogger/Social Media Strategist Ananda Leeke will host  a series of episodes that discuss lessons learned from the Blogher 2009 conference (www.blogher.com) on Sisterhood, the Blog Radio (www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015) beginning August 6 at 8:00 p.m. EST.  The guest for the August 6th episode is Prisoner’s Wife, a blogger who attended the Blogher 2009 conference.  Prisoner’s Wife will share her reasons for attending Blogher, favorite Blogher moments, lessons learned, and definition of sisterhood. Prisoner’s Wife is a writer, mother, wife, and middle-school English teacher.  To learn more about Prisoner’s Wife, visit http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com.  Visit www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015 to listen to the show.  If you miss the live show, you can download and listen to a recording from the web site: www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.  

Additional episodes in the Lessons Learned from Blogher 2009 will be held on:  

1) August 10 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Natalie McNeal, the founder of The Frugalista Files blog (http://miamiherald.typepad.com/frugalista) and savings expert for www.geezeo.com, a financial site;

2) August 12 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Denene Millner, the founder of MyBrownBaby blog (www.mybrownbaby.blogspot.com) and co-author of What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know: The Real Deal on Love and Relationships, What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know About Sex, and Money, Power, Respect: What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know;

3) August 13  at 8:00 p.m. EST – Holly Buchanan, a women’s marketing consultant (www.thesoccermommyth.com) and co- author of The Soccer Mom Myth;

4) August 14 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Lucrecer Braxton, the founder of Art-Slam blog (www.art-slam.com);

5) August 15 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Deb Rox, the founder of Deb on the Rocks blog (www.debontherocks.com)  and author of 5 Ways to {Blank} Your Blog;

6) August 17 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Kamy Wicoff, the founder of SheWrites.com (www.shewrites.com) and author of I Do but I Don’t: Walking Down the Aisle without Losing Your Mind and I Do but I Don’t: Why the Way We Marry Matters; and

7) August 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Bronx Bohemian, the founder of Bronx Bohemian blog (http://bronxbohemian.wordpress.com).

Sisterhood, the Blog Radio features one-on-one conversations with women about sisterhood, self-discovery, self-expression, spirituality, self-care, self-expression, social justice advocacy, and social media. Sisterhood, the Blog Radio supports the following social media projects:

1) Facebook Group – http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23050254985;

2) Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/sisterhdtheblog; and

3) WordPress – https://sisterhoodtheblog.wordpress.com

Ananda Leeke (www.anandaleeke.com), a lawyer turned “innerpreneur,” is President and CEO of Kiamsha.com, LLC, a company that in-powers and empowers individuals through creativity, coaching, contemplative practices (i.e. yoga, Reiki healing touch, meditation, breathing exercises, journaling, affirmations, and prayer), and community building that awaken the human soul and transform everyday living. She shares her gifts as a writer, artist, creativity coach, yoga teacher, Reiki Master practitioner, blogger, radio host, speaker, and social media strategist.  Leeke also serves as an artist-in-residence for Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts.  She is currently completing her book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (September 2009). Her  debut novel, Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One (www.lovestroubadours.com) was published in 2007.  Leeke’s poetry appeared in Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century edited by E. Ethelbert Miller.  She also published several books of poetry and women’s creativity workbooks that are used in her workshops and creativity coaching practice. Leeke lives in Washington, D.C.

August 5, 2009 Posted by | Blogher 2009, Radio, Women Bloggers | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sisterhood, the Blog Radio Series on Blogher 2009

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Tune into Sisterhood, the Blog Radio Series on Blogher 2009 (www.blogher.com) beginning Tuesday, July 28 at 8pm EST on Talkshoe.com:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.  The first episode will feature host Ananda Leeke’s reflections on Blogher 2009.  She will share her reasons for attending the conference on July 24 and 25 in Chicago, favorite Blogher moments, and lessons learned from Blogher workshop sessions.  She will also give a preview of the August series of interviews featuring approximately nine Blogher participants.  

If you miss the live show, don’t panic. You can download a recording to your computer or via iTunes a few minutes after the show airs on July 28th.  Click here to download:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.

FYI — As of today, four dynamic women in the  blogosphere have confirmed their participation in the August series on Blogher 2009.  See below.

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Natalie McNeal

1) Natalie McNeal, founder of The Frugalista Files blog (http://miamiherald.typepad.com/frugalista), will be interviewed on August 10 at 8pm EST.  Natalie is a journalist and currently works for the Miami Herald.  In 2008, she launched The Frugalista Files as a personal finance blog.  She is the savings expert for www.geezeo.com, a financial site.

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Denene Millner

2) Denene Millner, founder of MyBrownBaby blog  (www.mybrownbaby.blogspot.com) will be interviewed on August 12th at 8pm EST.  Denene co-authored several books with her husband, writer Nick Chiles:  What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know: The Real Deal on Love and Relationships, What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know About Sex, and Money, Power, Respect: What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know.  They also wrote three novels: Love Don’t Live Here Anymore, In Love and War, and A Love Story.  Denene partnered with writers Mitzi Miller and Angela Burt-Murray (Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine) to write  The Angry Black Woman’s Guide to Life and The Vow, a novel.  Denene and Mitzi penned a new teen novel series featuring HOTLANTA and If Only You KnewFor more information about Denene, visit www.celebrateblacklove.com.

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Lucrecer Braxton

3) Lucrecer Braxton, founder of Art-Slam blog (http://www.art-slam.com), will be interviewed on August 14th at 8pm EST.  Lucrecer established Art Slam as an art journaling blog that inspires and cultivates authentic creativity.  Art Slam is also a community of scrapbookers, journalers, and mixed media artists.

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Deb Rox

4) Deb Rox, author of 5 Ways to {Blank} Your Blog (www.hotblogstars.com/book.html) and founder of Deb on the Rocks blog (www.debontherocks.com), will be interviewed on August 15th at 8pm EST. Deb is also a partner in 3 Smart Girlz(http://www.3smartgirlz.com), a consulting firm  that helps others diversify, expand, develop new streams of income, and implement new marketing or operational technologies.

 

July 27, 2009 Posted by | Ananda Leeke, Blogher, Blogher 2009, Social Media, Women Bloggers | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MamaLaw Bloggers featured on July 19th episode of BAP Living Radio

 

 

 

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Tune into the sixth episode of BAP Living Radio’s series about Black women in social media on Sunday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m EST.  The show will feature a discussion with attorney mom bloggers Justices Fergie, Jonesie, and Ny about their amazing MamaLaw blog (www.mamalaw.com) and MamaLaw Media Group. They will also discuss their Blogher (www.blogher.com) event that will be held next week in Chicago and Blogalicious (http://www.blogaliciousweekend.com), their first annual conference for women of color bloggers that will be held on October 9 to October 11 in Atlanta, Georgia. Click here to listen to the show: www.talkshoe.com/tc/18598.

About BAP Living Radio

BAP Living Radio affirms the lives of women of African descent who self-identify as Black American Princesses (BAPs) and educated Black women (EBW). BAP Living Radio features programs about self-love, self-care, spirituality, health, finances, social media, politics, technology, beauty, fashion, art, music, culture, community service, creativity, fitness, travel, and more.

BAP Living Radio supports the following BAP Living social media projects:

-BAP Living social networking site – http://baplivingforbapsandebw.ning.com

-BAP Living Facebook Group – http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=15124364305

-BAP Living on Twitter – http://twitter.com/bapliving

July 16, 2009 Posted by | Ananda Leeke, BAP Living Radio, Blogalicious, blogging, Blogher, MamaLaw Blog, Social Media | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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