Happy #FierceLiving Friday! My Evolving Definition of Fierce Living



Happy #FierceLiving Friday!

Listen to today’s podcast that features my reflections on my evolving definition of Fierce Living. I shared it during my conversation  with Dr. Ayoka Chenzira, founder of Digital Moving Image Salon at Spelman College yesterday. We had an opportunity to explore it and other topics including Digital Sisterhood and social media with an audience of college students from Spelman,  Morehouse College, and Clark Atlanta College (see photo collage above). Click on the link to hear the podcast.

What is your definition of Fierce Living?

Happy #CreativityThursday: The Power of Creativity Conversations


Happy #CreativityThursday!

This week has been filled with mega moments of creativity conversations.


Listen to today’s podcast to learn more about the creativity conversations I had on Sunday with two patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Wednesday afternoon with creative professional Delvona Rabione (www.delvonarabione.com), and Wednesday evening with digital sisters, Inez, Star, and Tea. Clicked on link below to listen.

Are you having creativity conversations?

Happy Internet Geek Tuesday: Digital Sisterhood and Fierce Living at Spelman College on April 10


Happy Internet Geek Tuesday!

I am headed to Atlanta this week to participate in a conversation about fierce living online on April 10 with my digital sister, Dr. Ayoka Chenzira, founder of Spelman College’s Digital Moving Image Salon. We’ll be talking about digital sisterhood and social media too. Copies of my new book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online will be available for sale. If you are in Atlanta, plan to attend the event which will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the NASA Auditorium in Spelman’s Science Center, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Atlanta, Georgia.

Photo Credit: Proof and Provision
Photo Credit: Proof and Provision

PS: For Digital Sisters in Atlanta: Drop by the Digital Sisterhood Meet Up: Cocktails & Conversation on Creativity and meet me on April 9, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Proof and Provision at the Georgian Terrace Hotel, 659 Peachtree Street, NE. Click here to register on Eventbrite.



Happy #FierceLiving Friday: #FierceLiving People & Places (podcast included)


Happy #FierceLiving Friday!

Today’s podcast features reflections on the power of #FierceLiving people and places in my life. It also includes two invitations for people living in Atlanta who are available to meet me on:

  • April 9 for the Digital Sisterhood Meet Up: Cocktails & Conversation on Creativity from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Proof and Provision at the Georgian Terrace Hotel, 659 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia. Click here to register on Eventbrite.
  • April 10 for Spelman College’s “Conversation with Ananda Leeke: Fierce Living Online” at 4:00 p.m. at the NASA Auditorium in the Science Center on Spelman’s campus, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Atlanta, Georgia.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Who are your #FierceLiving people?

What are your #FierceLiving places?


Happy #CreativityThursday: Listen to National Poetry Month Podcast with Twitter Poem


Happy #CreativityThursday!

Happy National Poetry Month!

What does poetry mean to you?

Who are your favorite poets?

Click on the link to listen to my podcast to hear my definition of poetry and a poem about Twitter. Enjoy!

Happy Internet Geek Tuesday: #DigCitizen Profile of #WHSocial Alum Erikson Young

Photo Credit: Erikson Young
Photo Credit: Erikson Young

Happy Internet Geek Tuesday!

Today I am sharing a Digital Citizenship (#DigCitizen) Project profile featuring Erikson Young, a social media leader, I met while attending the White House Social (#WHSocial) for the French Arrival Ceremony for French President Francois Hollande in February.

Meet Erikson Young

1) Tell us who you are.

I am a returned Peace Corps volunteer (Kenya 2005-2007). I work as the Purchasing Agent and Property Custodian at the Smithsonian’s Office of Facilities Management in Washington, D.C. You can find me on Intstagram and Twitter as @eriksonyoung.

2) Why did you apply to participate in the #WHSocial?    

My #WHSocial application stated: It’s good for me to observe the diplomacy protocol at State Arrival Ceremony in process. It’s good relationship between French and U.S.

3) Share the key moments you experienced while participating in the #WHSocial.   

My key moments included:

  • Witness the real process of protocol handled by Office of Chief Protocol.
  • Learning the real purpose to develop a good relationship between U.S. and France through the public diplomacy.

4) What social media tools did you use to support your participation in the #WHSocial? 

Mainly, I used both Twitter and Instagram during #WHSocial for the French Arrival Ceremony. I also used my personal Facebook to share my family and friends.

5) After the #WHSocial, did you write or participate in any follow-up interviews for a blog, magazine, newspaper, radio station, or television station?

I used Instagram and Twitter to share my follow-up comments and photos.

6) Did you learn any lessons while participating in the #WHSocial?

Using social media and hashtag to share everyone to see the real public diplomacy. Let them to see some photos, tweets and others through their eyes.

7) What does digital citizenship mean to you?

I think digital citizenship is a powerful tool that we can use social media under the Bill of Rights such as Freedom of Speech and Media where we can share our comments and opinions freely without any fears. You can express your opinions and comments to White House officials by reach out via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media. They do read and listen to you.

8) How are you planning to stay engaged as a digital citizen?             

I will continue to use Instagram and Twitter to share my experiences with everyone.

9) Share several ways Americans can use their digital presence and online network to engage civically on a local, state, and/or national level.
  • Twitter is a powerful social media tool that you can use to get in touch with elected officials on any level in local, state, and national governments.
  • Share your opinions as your duty as digital citizen in order to improve the best service to our country and U.S. citizens.