The best way to describe Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn
Leeke is with a six-word memoir. Yoga + Creativity + Internet Geek = Ananda Leeke. Leeke is a lawyer turned “Jill of
many trades:” innerpreneur, author, artist, coach, and yoga teacher. Her mission is “Empowering U2BU through creativity
coaching, Reiki, self-care, social media, volunteerism, and yoga.” Since 2005, she has used her blogs to express her
mission, advocate for social good, build community, share information, promote her books and events, and market her services.
Currently, she serves as a blogger ambassador for AARP, Everywhere Society, Macy’s Heart of Haiti Campaign, and Maiden
In 2010, her passion for women’s issues,
building community, and the Internet inspired her to create the Digital Sisterhood Network, a media channel that celebrates
women in social media and technology through leadership, lifestyle, and living well initiatives. She is a frequent speaker
at conferences sponsored by Blogalicious, BlogHer, Howard University, Ignite DC, and Spelman College. Black Enterprise
named her as one of the Black Women in Tech You Should Follow on Twitter in 2011. The Hot Mommas Project, a women’s
leadership research venture housed at the George Washington University School of Business, selected her as an author for its
2012-2013 case study library.
For more than 20 years,
Leeke has been actively pursuing her career as an author and artist. Through her poetry chap books and participation in the
Washington, D.C. arts movement, her poetry appeared in Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century
(2002). She penned Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One, a novel (2007), That Which Awakens
Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (2009), and Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living
Online (2013). Her six-word memoir was published in It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers
Famous & Obscure (2010). Click here to learn more about Leeke.