Are You An Empowerista?


Greetings Digital Sisters!

This month, Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is promoting the theme, “Finding Your Digital Tribes” as an Empowerista. Today’s blog invites you to explore who you are as an Empowerista. Check out the Empowerista Profile below. It is an excerpt from Ananda Leeke’s new book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online.

Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley - www.leighmosley.com

Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley – http://www.leighmosley.com

Empowerista Profile:

An Empowerista is a woman who creates and curates content, shares information and experiences, connects with others and establishes positive relationships, and builds and participates in communities that empower her and others. If you identify with one or more of the Empowerista’s characteristics, please check out the Empowerista Manifesto collage below. Consider making one to jumpstart your writing process. All you need are some of your favorite magazines, construction or poster board paper, scissors, and glue sticks. Look for words, phrases, and images that represent your definition of an Empowerista. Paste them on to your paper. If you need to write some of your words and phrases, use magic markers, crayons, or pens. After you finish the collage, give yourself a few days to look at it. Record any thoughts you have while looking at it. Use them  as writing prompts for your Manifesto. Feel free to use the one contained below as a sample or adopt it as your own.

Empowerista Collage

Empowerista Collage

Manifesto:

I am a woman who lives fearlessly. I affirm and value relationships. I invest positive energy and time when I connect with others. I share information and experiences willingly in an effort to build community. I use my wisdom to guide me in how I affect the opinions and actions of others. I give birth to sisterhood through activism, connections, conversations, empowerment, and inspiration that transforms women’s lives and communities.

Chakra Connection (click here to learn more about chakras):

Empowerista’s energy is connected to the:

  • Solar plexus, or third chakra, which corresponds to willpower, persistence, self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem. It governs the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder, and spleen.
  • Throat, or fifth chakra, which corresponds to communication, expressions of feelings, or the truth. It governs the throat, ears, nose, teeth, mouth, and neck.
  • Third-eye, or sixth chakra, which corresponds to intuition, imagination, wisdom, and the ability to think and make decisions. It governs the eyes and base of the skull.

Chakra colors

Color Connection (click here to learn more about colors):

Wear or surround yourself with the colors yellow (third chakra), light or sky blue (fifth chakra), and indigo blue (sixth chakra) to connect with Empowerista’s energy.

Gemstone Connection:

Wear or surround yourself with citrine or tiger’s eye (third chakra), turquoise (fifth chakra), and lapis lazuli (sixth chakra) gemstones to connect with Empowerista’s energy.

Goddess Connection (click here to learn more about goddesses):

 Empowerista is connected to the Goddesses mentioned below.

  • Al-Uzza, the Arabian goddess of confidence, vigilance, and preparation; Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess of royal power; Durga, the Hindu warrior goddess; and Sekhmet, the Egyptian warrior goddess (third chakra)
  • Vach, the Hindu goddess of speech and communication (fifth chakra) 
  • Tara, the Tibetan goddess of wisdom (sixth chakra)

Yoga Connection (click here to search Yoga Journal’s web site for instructions on how to do the poses below):

Practicing bow, boat, warrior one, warrior two, warrior three, sun salutation, and all twisting poses (third chakra); bridge, fish, lion, plow, and upward plank poses (fifth chakra); and bridge, child’s, downward facing dog, shoulder stand, and standing half forward bend poses (sixth chakra) can help you connect with Empowerista’s energy.

 

Empowerista Digital Sisters of the Year Photo Collage

Empowerista Digital Sisters of the Year Photo Collage

 

Badge Design by Dariela Cruz

Badge Design by Dariela Cruz

During Digital Sisterhood Month 2012 and 2013, the women listed below were named Empowerista Digital Sisters of the Year. Take a few minutes to learn about them. They are great Empowerista virtual mentors.

2012 Digital Sisters of the Year

2013 Digital Sisters of the Year

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Visit Amazon.com to read about and purchase Ananda Leeke’s Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online (available for Kindle and as a paperback). The book includes a list of the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year. It also features an appendix that helps you explore and identify Empowerista and the six other Digital Sisterhood Leadership Archetypes. The interactive exercises encourage you to journal your thoughts in the book’s notes section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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