Sisterhood, the Blog

Sacred Space for 21st Century Women

Sisterhood, the Blog celebrates digital diva sheroes who organized and attended She’s Geeky DC 09: Andrea Baker, Kety Esquivel, Allyson Kapin, Amy Senger, Shireen Mitchell, Kaliya Hamlin, Heidi Nobantu Saul, Denice Rhodes, Gabriella Schneider, Shana Glickfield, Faith Dow, Lovisa Williams, and Maxine Teller

Greeting All,

Sisterhood, the Blog (STB) 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 the women who organized She’s Geeky DC at the National Council of La Raza on November 13 and 14, 2009, in Washington, DC. They include the DC organizing team and the She’s Geeky home base organizers. See list below.

We are also celebrating six digital diva sheroes who attended She’s Geeky DC.

Watch videos of some of these dynamic women.  They rock!

1) Kaliya Hamlin

2) Denise “DeeNice” Rhodes

3) Gabriella Schneider

4) Shana Glickfield

5) Faith Dow

6) Lovisa Williams

7) Maxine Teller

8) Heidi Nobantu Saul

March 24, 2010 Posted by | digital diva sheroes, She's Geeky DC, Sisterhood the Blog book | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sisterhood, the Blog celebrates green living/digital diva shero Bianca Alexander!

Bianca Alexander


Greeting All,

Sisterhood, the Blog (STB) 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 Bianca Alexander, Esq., a healthy living advocate who serves as co-CEO and host of Conscious Living TV, a green living news magazine show.  Bianca also hosts The Soul of Green, a TV program that features untold stories about people of color in the green and environmental justice movements.  In addition, she is a broadcast journalism fellow of University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications and an ethnic media fellow of the Association of Health Journalists.

Guess what? Bianca is also a yoga teacher and Reiki Master practitioner.  For more information, visit www.biancaalexander.com.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | digital diva sheroes, National Women's History Month, Sisterhood the Blog book | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 with woman-centered poetry!

Happy International Women’s Day!

The 2010 theme of International Women’s Day is “Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All.”  It honors the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the outcome of the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. Click here to learn more about the history of International Women’s Day.

FYI – Today, the U.N. is hosting a webcast featuring the 54th Commission on the Status of Women from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click on the link to watch the webcast on Channel 1: www.un.org/webcast.

Do you have 12 minutes to celebrate International Women’s Day online?  Click on the link to listen to a recording of woman-centered poetry by author Ananda Leeke on BlogTalkRadio: www.blogtalkradio.com/anandaleeke/2010/03/08/author-chat-with-ananda-leeke.

Who are your favorite women poets?

How are you celebrating International Women’s Day?

March 8, 2010 Posted by | International Women's Day | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Participate in 9.19.09 Online Yoga Class for Computer Users

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Celebrate National Yoga Month tonight at 9pm EST with yoga teacher Ananda Leeke’s very first online yoga class with live video stream on www.stickam.com. 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:  www.stickam.com/anandaleeke. A chat room will be included.

Ananda is founder of kg yoga life practices – http://kgyoga.blogspot.com.

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

This week on Sisterhood, the Blog Radio – More BlogHer Conversations & Spirituality Discussion

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On August 24, the Bronx Bohemian (http://bronxbohemian.wordpress.com) talked to Sisterhood, the Blog Radio host Ananda Leeke (www.anandleeke.com) about blogging, the BlogHer 2009 Conference (www.blogher.com), and sisterhood.  Click here to listen to the interview:  www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.

Sisterhood, the Blog Radio will continue the BlogHer conversation on the following days:

Click here to listen to the live shows:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015. Don’t panic if you miss the show.  You can download it several minutes after it airs. 

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Be sure to tune into Sisterhood, the Blog Radio on August 26 at 8pm EST for a discussion on “Spirituality: Blooming Right Where You Are.”  The guest is 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.

August 25, 2009 Posted by | Blogher 2009, Sisterhood, Spirituality | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Women’s Definition of Power in O Magazine: What’s your definition of power?

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The September issue of O Magazine is AMAZING!  It features a diverse group of women sharing their defintiions of power.  Oprah writes about spiritual power in her What I Know For Sure column:

“For me, there is no real power without spiritual power. A power that comes from the core of who you are and reflects all that you were meant to be. A power that’s connected to the source of things. When you see this kind of power shining through someone in all its truth and certainty, it’s irresistible, inspiring, elevating. I can feel it in myself sometimes, mostly when I’m sharing an insight that I know will have an impact on someone’s life and I can see that they “get it.” I get real joy from helping other people experience aha moments. That is where my power lies.” 

Buddhist Nun Pema Chodron talks about the power of the pause:  “Pausing is very helpful in this process. It creates a momentary contrast between being completely self-absorbed and being awake and present. You just stop for a few seconds, breathe deeply, and move on.” http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200909-omag-power-list/6

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,  explores power as an equation that is rooted in persistence, preparation, compassion, courage, and connection: “Follow your passion with persistence, magnified by intense preparation. Use compassion and courage to weave a strong web of connections. Use focused excellence to drive achievements and gain wisdom. It is through the combination of all these things that your power will reveal itself.  The magnitude and reach of your power is up to you. You must be prepared; you must commit the time, energy, and effort required to achieve. Be persistent. The passion you exhibit for your ideas and ideals and the compassion you show for others will further enhance your power. Connectivity is key; it is what creates and strengthens your web of opportunity. The more connected you are, and the stronger your connections, the more effective you will be in obtaining and using power to achieve your goals.” http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200909-omag-power-list/9 

Kara Walker, an artist whose work is featured in Ananda Leeke’s debut novel, Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One  (www.lovestroubadours.com), reflects on the power of image: “The work began by thinking about my own body as it encountered the mythologies of the world: I was fed up with the expectations of what a black girl ought to be, but instead of rejecting them outright, I thought I would embrace every concept out there, sort of flouting the notions and taunting those who held them at the same time. I’ve met people who feel they are in complete cahoots with the work, and with my bizarre imagination; people who don’t know what I’m trying to do, who don’t see any irony in the work; and people who take it as a personal affront. There’s something beautiful about that discomfort, and about the potential for images to contain such raw emotion. These pictures—they’re the way history sees us; they’re derogatory images of blackness with deep psychic pain attached, and I use and mess around with all of it. But I’m not looking for conclusions, or meaning. I’m not interested in that. It’s about unleashing the unmentionable, the antisocial, the sociopathic—and then walking away. To let these images work their magic, their horror, their power—that’s tremendous.” http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200909-omag-power-list/12

Author Elizabeth Lesser, co-founder of The Omega Institute, shares that she finds true power when she trusts her soul’s voice: “I feel peaceful yet strong, gentle yet courageous.” http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200909-omag-finding-power

 

What is your definition of power?

 What makes you feel powerful?

 

August 18, 2009 Posted by | Self-Discovery, Self-Expression, Women's Definition of Power | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Interview with Kamy Wicoff, founder of SheWrites.com on August 17th episode of Sisterhood, the Blog Radio

shewriteskamyKamy Wicoff, author and founder of SheWrites.com (www.shewrites.com)

 

Tune into Sisterhood, the Blog Radio on August 17 at 8:00 p.m. for an interview with Kamy Wicoff, founder of SheWrites.com (www.shewrites.com), a social networking site for women readers and writers. Host Ananda Leeke (www.anandaleeke.com) will talk to Kamy about the reasons she launched SheWrites.com and lessons she learned from the BlogHer 2009 Conference (www.blogher.com).  Click here to listen to the show:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.  If you miss the live show, don’t panic.  You can download a recording and listen to it when you have time.  That’s why you gotta love Internet radio! 

If you want to know more about SheWrites.com, click on the links below.

-SHE WRITES, the Site for Women Writers by Linda Lowen, About.com Guide to Women’s Issues –  http://tiny.cc/nz7sm

SheWrites.com: A salon of one’s own by Frieda Klotz, Broadsheet on Salon.com – http://tiny.cc/Sx0Je

August 17, 2009 Posted by | Blogher 2009, Sisterhood the Blog radio, women writers | , , , , , | Leave a comment

BlogHer09 Women of Color & Marketing Videos and Sisterhood, the Blog Radio Discussion on August 19@8:30pm EST

 

 

 

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Denene Millner

 

The August 12th episode of Sisterhood, the Blog Radio featuring a one-on-one interview with Denene Millner, founder of MyBrownBaby blog (www.mybrownbaby.blogspot.com), explored many of the issues raised during the Women of Color and Marketing Session held at the BlogHer 2009 Conference (www.blogher.com) on July 24 and 25 in Chicago, Illinois.  See the videos above that were filmed by author/artist/social media strategist Ananda Leeke (www.anandaleeke.com) for Ananda Leeke TV (www.youtube.com/anandaleeke).

Towards the end of the conversation, Faith, founder of Acts of Faith in Love and Life blog (http://actsoffaithinloveandlife.blogspot.com), discussed the need for a follow up discussion which will be held during the August 19th episode of  Sisterhood, the Blog Radio from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30p.m. EST. The show will serve as an open discussion for and about women of color and marketing.  Click here to listen to the show:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015. If you miss the live show, don’t panic.  You can download a recording from the web site several minutes after the show. The recording is also available in the archives section of the web site.

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If you are interested in more discussions about women of color and marketing, consider attending Blogalicious, the first annual conference for women of color bloggers on October 9-11 in Atlanta.  Blogalicious is hosting a session on women of color and marketing.  Click here for more information: www.blogaliciousweekend.com.

August 13, 2009 Posted by | Ananda Leeke, ananda leeke tv, Blogalicious, blogging, Blogher 2009, Sisterhood the Blog radio, Women of color and marketing | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BlogHer 2009 Discussion on Sisterhood, the Blog Radio – August 12, 13, 14, and 15

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Sisterhood, the Blog Radio’s Lessons Learned from BlogHer 2009 series continues this week with four more interviews.  Ananda Leeke (www.anandaleeke.com) will serve as the “blog hostess with the mostess!”  See the schedule below.   Click here to listen to the shows:  www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.    If you miss them,  don’t panic.  You can download and listen to  recordings from the web site.  

1) 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;

2) 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;

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

4) 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. 

August 12, 2009 Posted by | Blogher 2009, Sisterhood the Blog radio, Web 2.0, Women Bloggers | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reminder: Tune into Sisterhood, the Blog Radio’s Lessons Learned from Blogher 2009 Series on August 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, and 24

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Great News! Sisterhood, the Blog Radio’s Lessons Learned from Blogher 2009 series was mentioned in a  post written by Natalie McNeal, founder of the Frugalista Files blog that appears in the Miami Herald:  http://miamiherald.typepad.com/frugalista/2009/08/frugalista-talks-about-blogher.html.  Many thanks to Natalie!

Here’s some more great news!  Natalie will appear as a guest on Sisterhood, the Blog Radio tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST.  Sisterhood, the Blog Radio host Ananda Leeke (www.anandaleeke.com and http://authoranandaleeke.wordpress.com) will talk to Natalie about her reasons for blogging and lessons learned from Blogher 2009.  Click here to listen to the show:  www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.    If you miss it,  don’t panic.  You can download and listen to a recording from the web site.

FYI – The first episode of the Lessons Learned from Blogher 2009 series aired on August 6.  It featured Prisoner’s Wife, a blogger who was sponsored by Mom Noir (www.momnoir.com) at Blogher 2009.  Prisoner’s Wife shared her reasons for attending Blogher, favorite Blogher moments, lessons learned, and definition of sisterhood. To learn more about Prisoner’s Wife, visit http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com.  

Additional episodes in the Lessons Learned from Blogher 2009 series will air on:  

1) 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;

2) 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;

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

4) 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;

5) 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

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

Additional shows will be added to the schedule.  They will feature NYCity Mama Carol Cain (www.nycitymama.com), Heather L. Barmore of No Pasa Nada blog ()http://nopasanada.org, Veronica Arreola of Viva La Feminista (www.vivalafeminista.com), and several other fabulous bloggers.  A revised schedule will be posted later this week. 

August 10, 2009 Posted by | blogging, Blogher 2009, Sisterhood, Sisterhood the Blog radio | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment