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Sisterhood, the Blog celebrates Nonprofit evangelist/digital diva shero Rosetta Thurman

Rosetta Thurman

Greetings All,

Sisterhood, the Blog is celebrating digital diva sheroes during National Women’s History Month.  Digital diva sheroes are women who use the Internet to do great work online and offline.  They are also women who will be featured in Ananda Leeke’s next book Sisterhood, the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution. 

Today, we are celebrating Rosetta Thurman, a D.C.-based “nonprofit evangelist” who shares her gifts and talents as a blogger, entrepreneur, writer, speaker, professor, and leadership development consultant.  Rosetta currently serves as president of Thurman Consulting and teaches nonprofit management and leadership at Trinity University’s  School of Professional Studies.  In addition, she hosts All Nonprofits Considered, a weekly show on BlogTalkRadio. Her blog promotes  next generation leadership for social change.  You can follow Rosetta on Twitter too.

Be sure to check out two of our favorite posts from Rosetta’s blog:  28 Days of Black Nonprofit Leaders and Shine While Your Light’s On: Top 10 Young Nonproftessionals on Twitter.

Did you know Rosetta is writing a book? The title is Getting from Entry Level to Leadership: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Nonprofit Career.  She is using her blog to chronicle her book writing journey.  We are very excited about the book and look forward to its completion! 

March 3, 2010 Posted by | Black Women Leaders, Sisterhood the Blog book, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy National Women’s History Month: Celebrating digital diva shero/career strategist Boni Candelario

Happy March!

Happy National Women’s History Month!

The 2010 theme of National Women’s History Month is “Writing Women Back into  History.  Click here to learn more:

Sisterhood, the Blog is celebrating digital diva sheroes during National Women’s History Month.  Digital diva sheroes are women who use the Internet to do great work online and offline.  They are also women who will be featured in Ananda Leeke’s next book Sisterhood, the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution.

Who are your digital diva sheroes?

Boni Candelario

Today, Sisterhood, the Blog is celebrating digital diva shero Boni Candelario, a career strategist and empowerment coach.  Boni helps women in career transition, re-enter the workforce, climb the corporate ladder, and start their own businesses. She has a diverse background in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Leadership, and Human Resources.  FYI – Boni is known as Coach’m Up Boni!

You can learn more about Boni and her fabulous business by visiting:

Boni is partnering with Sisterhood, the Blog Radio’s Business of Being You (BizBU) four-part series on “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs in 2010 with Coach’m Up Boni.”  The shows will air on March 28, April 11, May 23, and June 27 at 7:00 p.m. EST on See the list of show topics below.

  • March 28th Show: Confidence building for women job seekers,
  • April 11th Show: Resume 2.0: Giving your resume a facelift by finding the treasure in your life experience,
  • May 23rd Show: How to talk about your experience so it creates buzz and attention, and
  • June 27th  Show: How women can use social media to identify job leads.

March 2, 2010 Posted by | BizBU Series, Boni Candelario, Business of Being You, Coaching, digital diva sheroes, Jobs, Sisterhood the Blog 2010 Season, Sisterhood the Blog book, Sisterhood the Blog radio | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sisterhood, the Blog Returns on March 1, 2010!

Happy 2010!

Sisterhood, the Blog’s social media project on WordPress, Facebook, and will return on March 1.

Join us for a month long celebration of National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8). The National Women’s History Project is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  The 2010 theme is “Writing Women Back into History.”

Sisterhood, the Blog will be using Twitter in January and February to stay in touch:

Enjoy January and February!

Ananda Leeke

January 19, 2010 Posted by | Sisterhood the Blog 2010 Season | , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Holidays from Sisterhood, the Blog

Happy Holidays!

Sisterhood, the Blog’s social media project on WordPress,, and Facebook Group will return in March 2010.  Until then, check out a video of me reading a poem “Sisterhood, the Blog” below.  It is dedicated to you and all the women I connect with online and offline.

Thank you for your support and online friendship! Enjoy your holiday season!

Many blessings to you and your family,

Ananda Leeke

PS:  Be sure to check out Healthy You Now, a new online magazine, which launches on December 8. Visit

December 5, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

What’s Coming to Sisterhood, the Blog in late October, November, and December



Sisterhood, the Blog Radio will launch its Blogalicious 2009 series in late October.  It will feature short interviews with women of color bloggers who attended Blogalicious (, the first annual conference for women of color bloggers that was held on October 9 to October 11 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The interviews will run through November and December. Click here to listen to the shows (recordings can be downloaded to your computer and iTunes):


In late December, Sisterhood, the Blog will introduce its new 2010 blog and radio show format.  It is called BIZBU: The business of being you.   Information, tools, and experts that can support women bloggers online and offline will be featured on the blog and radio show.

October 19, 2009 Posted by | Blogalicious | Leave a comment

Tune into Sisterhood, the Blog Radio at 4:00 p.m. EST for a conversation about “Women Healing Community Through Revolutionary Artistry.”



Tune into Sisterhood, the Blog Radio at 4:00 p.m. EST for a conversation about “Women Healing Community Through Revolutionary Artistry.”  Click here to listen to the show:  Las Manas Tres, a group of Latina storytellers, are the guests.  The members of Las Manas Tres are Maya  Chinchilla, Cruz Grimaldo, and Milta Ortiz. Visit

September 27, 2009 Posted by | Sisterhood the Blog radio, Storytelling, women of color | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Participate in 9.19.09 Online Yoga Class for Computer Users


Celebrate National Yoga Month tonight at 9pm EST with yoga teacher Ananda Leeke’s very first online yoga class with live video stream on The class is called Kind & Gentle Yoga for Computer Users. Ananda will share a live demonstration featuring  breathing exercises, eye yoga, and keyboard yoga. Click here to watch the show: A chat room will be included.

Ananda is founder of kg yoga life practices –

September 19, 2009 Posted by | Ananda Leeke, yoga | , , | Leave a comment

Reminder – Sisterhood, the Blog Radio Shows on September 8, 9 & 10




Faith Hunter

Join Sisterhood, the Blog Radio in celebrating National Yoga Month with a yoga yummy conversation on September 8th at 9:30 p.m. with Faith Hunter, co-owner of Shakti MindBody Studio ( in Washington, D.C.  Faith is also a Thai massage therapist, ayurvedic practitioner, writer, yoga podcaster, and Director of the Shakti Yoga Teacher Training Program.  Host Ananda Leeke will talk to Faith about the power of yoga in her life and work.  Click here to listen to the show:

To learn more about Faith, visit  Be sure to check out Faith’s YogaVibe videos:

If you are in D.C., drop by Faith’s studio (one block from Mount Vernon/Convention Center Metro) and take a class:

Check out Faith’s podcasts featuring free online yoga classes recorded at Shakti MindBody Studio:


Sisterhood, the Blog Radio continues the Lessons Learned from BlogHer 2009 Series on September 9 and 10. Click here to listen to the shows: See schedule below. 


Veronica Arreola


September 9, 2009 Posted by | Blogher 2009, Sisterhood the Blog radio, yoga | , , | Leave a comment

Female-Oriented Spirituality, Feminism, and the Internet’s effect on women’s spiritual practices


Many thanks to Veronica Arreola, founder of Viva La Feminista blog ( for tweeting about Oh My God(dess)! Feminist Spirituality in the Third Wave, a blog post written by Mandy Van Deven, a freelance writer and founder of the Feminist Review blog.  Mandy’s blog post was featured on Religion Dispatches, a daily online magazine.  Mandy interviewed Religion scholar Chris Klassen, author of Feminist Spiritualities: The Next Generation,  a collection of writings by 11 female academics.  Click here to read it:

Check out an excerpt from the Mandy’s interview with Chris below. After you read it, think about the question below.

What effect do you think the Internet is having on women’s spiritual practices?

Excerpt from Mandy’s blog interview

We don’t tend to think of the Internet as a site for spiritual practice, yet many young women are running Web sites and blogs in order to build a community and engage in theological discussion. What effect might technology have on feminist spirituality?

This is the big question of the day for all religious use of the Internet. I think this kind of technology can bring people together from a wider range of contexts while simultaneously having the power to isolate us in our homes. One of the obvious ways the Internet effects feminist spirituality is in increasing women’s access to resources. This makes the picking and choosing of spiritual practices and mythologies much easier.However, it also reinforces as focus on “my” spiritual practice rather than “our group’s” spiritual practice. The internet facilitates heterodoxy and heteropraxis.

Yet it’s not so simple as encouraging individualism. Individuals are also brought together through the Internet to gain support from each other and to inform each other about events and issues, among other things. Overall, the effect the Internet has on feminist spirituality is not much different from the effect the Internet has on every other aspect of our lives.

What does a female-oriented spirituality do for feminism?

I believe it limits feminism. One of the contributions of third wave feminism is a stronger emphasis on disrupting rigid identities. This was present in the second wave, but it was not as blatant. ‘Female-oriented’ assumes there is a rigid definition of what ‘female’ is, and it also assumes that femaleness is a stronger tie for women than other elements of their identities. Many women of color called out early white second wave feminists for assuming they would have more in common as women than women of color would have with men of color. But why should they have to choose? Many third wave feminists, by virtue of their stronger individualism, see their identities as unique individual categories that only partially align with any other individual. Thus ‘female-oriented’ would only be a piece of their lives, and minimally useful—if at all.”

September 5, 2009 Posted by | Feminist Spirituality | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment