Weekly Update on Ananda’s Kickstarter.com Sisterhood the Blog Book Fundraising Project – Raised $216 towards $500 goal!

I am happy to report I have received $216 in pledges from 12 supporters for my Kickstarter.com Sisterhood the Blog book fundraising project this week. My goal is to raise $500 by December 23.  This fundraising project represents the first phase in my Sisterhood the Blog book fundraising efforts.  My overall goal is to raise $1,600 by August 31, 2011, to cover the cost of my iUniverse, Inc. publishing fees.

Many thanks to my 12 supporters (see list below) and everyone who has spread the word about myfundraising project.  Click here to make a $1-$25 pledge to my fundraising project: http://kck.st/avHVlu.


Ananda’s 12 Supporters


Kiratiana Freelon

Sep 26
Kiratiana Freelon is backing 1 other project.

Aiesha Turman (Brooklyn, NY)

Sep 27

Sariane Leigh

Sep 27

Jill foster

Sep 29

Tanya Fields

Sep 30

Takeyah Young

Oct 04

The Cotillion Online

Oct 04
The Cotillion Online is backing 1 other project.

John Leeke

Oct 05


Theresa B. Leeke

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Join Ananda on 10/6 @9pm EST for Sisterhood the Blog #STB10 Twitter Chat on Digital Sisterhood

Calling all women in social media!  Join me for my first Sisterhood the Blog Twitter chat about digital sisterhood on October 6 at 9:00 pm EST. To access the chat log onto Twitter and use the #STB10 hashtag.  During the chat, we will discuss our personal definitions of sisterhood, digital sisterhood connections – how/why we create and sustain them, and lessons learned from our digital sisterhood connections.

Our Twitter chat stream will be used as research for my book project Sisterhood the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution (December 2011 – click here to donate to my Kickstarter.com fundraiser for my book project. TY in advance for your support!).

You can find me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/anandaleeke.  Tweet with you on the 6th.

Ananda’s Kickstarter.com Fundraising Update – Raised $106 towards $500 goal!

My Kickstarter.com fundraiser for my Sisterhood the Blog book project is really taking off.   I am blown away by the generosity of folks in my network.  So far I have received $106 in donations from Tanya Fields, Johanna Vondeling, Richael Faithful, Jill Foster, Sariane Leigh, Aiesha Turman, and Kiratiana Freelon (the first supporter!).  Many thanks everyone for your positive energy and support!

My goal for this first round of fundraising is $500 by December 23.  My overall goal is to raise $1,600 by August 31, 2011.  Click here to learn how you can make a $1-$25 donation to my Kickstarter.com fundraiser.  Thanks in advance for your support!

Ananda hosts Sisterhood the Blog Radio’s Women in Social Media Series in June

Logo by Ananda Leeke

In late May, I launched the Women in Social Media series on Sisterhood the Blog Radio with Lynne D. Johnson, Senior Vice President of Social Media for the Advertising Research Foundation. I have admired Lynne for many years (loved her blog when she was at Fast Company, one of the first tech magazines I started reading in the late 90s) and read her blog like it is a religion! She is truly one of my digital diva sheroes! Check out Lynne’s interview with another one of my fav social media sheroes Lena West.

On June 1, I spoke with Sonya Steele, a lawyer turned LA-based screenwriter, about her new web TV show “Celeste Bright.” See video trailer below. It is INCROYABLE (incredible as the French say!).  It launches later this month.

I spoke with my new favorite social media author Deanna Zandt, a media technologist, about her new book Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking on June 6.  Deanna and I had a chance to meet in person at Open City on June 7 while she was in DC for a book reading and conference.  She is amazing.  See our photo below.  I will be writing a book review about Share This! later this month on my DC Social Media Examiner column.

FYI – You can listen to my interviews with Lynne, Sonya, and Deanna, by clicking here and looking for their audio recordings in the section called “Past Episodes.”

Be sure to tune into the Women in Social Media interview series on  June 10 at 8 pm EST (Pam Perry), June 14  at 9 pm EST (Johanna Vondeling), June 15 at 8:30 pm EST (Katherine Lewis), June 17 at 8 pm EST (Kety Esquivel), and June 22 at 8 pm EST (Shonali Burke). These are powerful ladies with passion and positive energy!!!! They rock!

NOTE: I am using my Sisterhood the Blog Radio and BAP Living Radio interviews as research for my next book Sisterhood the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution (December 2011).

Eve Ensler’s Embrace Your Inner Girl Lecture – Creative Inspiration for My New Book Sisterhood, the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution

Greetings All,

Today I spent time working on my new book Sisterhood, the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution.  My creative inspiration to dig deep into my creative process came from social media: a YouTube video.  It featured author, artist, and activist Eve Ensler’s passionate talk about embracing the inner girl and how powerful it is for women and men to tap into this female strength (compassion, vulnerability, intuition, empathy, creativity, emotion, and so much more).  That’s why I love the Internet.  It gives us so many soundbytes from the lives of women.  That’s the 21st century women’s online revolution! 

Eve’s talk engulfed my entire being.  It was exactly what I needed. As a result, I began creating six-word memoirs for chapter titles and 20 pieces of artwork that can be used in my book.  Check out the video of Eve’s talk below (20 minutes). Let me know what you think.

Enjoy your weekend and February!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, Intuition, Empathy, Emotion, and Gratitude for My Inner Girl,


10 Cs of Social Media – A social media 101 presentation by Ananda Leeke

Happy Monday!

As a social media strategist and the D.C. Social Media Examiner for Examiner.com, my job is to know about social media.  This summer, I created a PowerPoint presentation that provides an overview of social media.  I have used it with my clients.  The presentation also represents content from my upcoming book Sisterhood, the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution (Summer 2010).  Today, I loaded it up to SlideShare.net.  Check it out below. Let me know what you think. I hope it helps you understand social media.

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Social Media Joy!