Last Friday I launched my Kickstarter.com fundraising campaign to raise $500 for my book project Sisterhood the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution (December 2011). To learn more and make a $1-$25 donation, click here and watch the video above. Also, read the Kickstarter.com fundraisier description below. Thank you for your support and positive energy!
Kickstarter.com Fundraiser Description for Sisterhood the Blog Book:
Author Ananda Leeke is using Kickstarter.com – http://kck.st/avHVlu – to raise money for her next book Sisterhood the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution, a memoir that discusses her Internet adventures, digital sisterhood experiences, and reflections about women and the Internet. Her overall goal is to raise $1,600 to cover the cost of her self-publishing fees by August 31, 2011. She is using Kickstarter.com as her first phase of fundraising. Her Kickstarter.com goal is to raise $500 by December 23, 2010. Click on the link to support her fundraising campaign: http://kck.st/avHVlu.
Ananda ‘s memoir covers the period of 1986 to 2011. It begins with her first Internet experience as a law student using the LexisNexis research service at Howard University School of Law in 1986. It also discusses the first time she witnessed the power of women and the Internet at the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China in 1995. The memoir digs deep into the world of women in social media and celebrates the impact of “digital diva” sheroes on Ananda’s life.
Ananda started conducting research for her memoir in 2008. She used her WordPress blog, Ning.com social networking site for women of African descent, Facebook groups, Twitter accounts, and Talkshoe.com radio shows. Since then, she has created a logo for the book and used her DC Social Media Examiner column, Flickr photo-sharing account, YouTube and Vimeo channels, and Cinchcast audio blog to document her interviews with women at meet ups and conferences such as Blogging While Brown, She’s Geeky, Nonprofit 2.0, Social Justice Camp, Crisis Camp DC, Social Commerce Camp DC, DC Media Makers, Social Media Club of DC, Latinos in Social Media, BlogHer, and Blogalicious.
In 2010, Ananda began using Survey Monkey to collect data on women’s Internet experiences (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PLWQ72K), interviewing women on Blogatique with Ananda Leeke on BlogTalkRadio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/anandaleeke), and organizing monthly focus groups on women in social media via Eventbrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/org/505029633…). She uses Sisterhood the Blog Radio on Talkshoe.com to host the online focus groups: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015. She facilitates the DC groups at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. She is co-leading a community discussion about digital sisterhood at the Blogalicious conference in Miami in October: http://blogaliciousweekend.com/2010/0… Her research efforts will end in March 2011. She plans to finalize the book draft, create the artwork for the book cover, and complete her Kickstarter fundraising campaign by Summer 2011. The book will be published by iUniverse, Inc. by December 2011.