May 2015

Co-launched with VIDA, a San Francisco-based e-commerce platform that collaborates with around the world to create original and inspiring apparel and accessories, and transformed four pieces of artwork from her three books into a designer scarf collection ($40 each) on May 20.

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Met with White House Chief Digital Officer Jason Goldman to discuss digital engagement strategies and #socialcivics on May 6.

Usie with White House Chief Digital Officer Jason Goldman, May 2015
Usie with White House Chief Digital Officer Jason Goldman, May 2015

Spoke about digital citizenship on May 2 at the Blogger Week Unconference that was held at Impact Hub in Washington, DC. Leeke’s “Embracing Your Digital Citizenship” session provided 10 tips on ways to define and express digital citizenship. She facilitated a group discussion on digital citizenship best practices Participants also offered feedback on White House Chief Digital Officer Jason Goldman’s #socialcivics. Click here to read Storify blog recap.

Below are several resources that were provided during the session.

Embracing Your Digital Citizenship at Blogger Week Unconference, Photo Credit: Teresa Dowell-Vest
Embracing Your Digital Citizenship at Blogger Week Unconference, Photo Credit: Teresa Dowell-Vest

April 2015

Selected by the White House to serve as a Social Media Leader and Correspondent at the Spring Garden Tour.

Photo Credit: Erin Martin
Photo Credit: Erin Martin

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March 2015

Led “Blogging for Obama” session (Storify blog recap) and served as a speaker for “A Tale of Two Sites” session and panelist for the “Blog to Book” session at the Automattic/WordPress Press Publish Conference.

Photo Credit: Christine Hanolsy ‎
Photo Credit: Christine Hanolsy ‎
Photo Credit: Marcia Johnston
Photo Credit: Marcia Johnston

February 2015

Hosted Press Publish Conference Discussion on Blogger Burnout. Served as a Social Media Correspondent for Macy’s Black History celebration of fashion, the Soul Era.

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January 2015

Selected by the White House to serve as a Social Media Leader at the State of the Union (Storify blog recap).

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