Digital Sisterhood Month 2012 Favorite Moments


Happy New Year!

Today Digital Sisterhood Network is reflecting on our favorite Digital Sisterhood Month 2012 moments. See our list and photos below.

What were your favorite moments?

Digital Sisterhood Month 2012 Moments

1) Naming the 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year a/k/a “Digital Sisterhood 100” and receiving their emails, Facebook posts, and tweets.

Digital Sisters of the Year on #DSmonth Pinterest Board

Digital Sisters of the Year on #DSmonth Pinterest Board

2) Traveling to New York City to host the #DSMonth Meet Up at Argo Tea and  Field Trip to the Brooklyn Museum.

12/14 #DSMonth NYC Meet Up Members: Halana, Amy, and Ananda - Photo by Christina Soriano

12/14 #DSMonth NYC Meet Up Members: Halana, Amy, and Ananda – Photo by Christina Soriano

Digital Sisters at NYC Field Trip Meet Up at Brooklyn Museum

Digital Sisters at NYC Field Trip Meet Up at Brooklyn Museum

NYC Field Trip

NYC Field Trip

Art work by Mickalene Thomas

Art work by Mickalene Thomas

3) Working with Brea Ellis, founder of What I Wore: tip to toe blog, to organize two Digital Sisterhood Month events: Fierce Living in Fashion 15 Minute Flash Mob on U Street (#DSFlashMob) and Salon Series on DC Style (#DSStyleSalon).

Brea Ellis & Ananda Leeke

Brea Ellis & Ananda Leeke

4) Shopping with digital sisters on U Street and eating a snack at Ben’s Chili Bowl during the #DSFlashMob event in Washington, DC.

#DSFlashMob meet and greet at the Mediterranean Spot on U Street

#DSFlashMob meet and greet at the Mediterranean Spot on U Street

#DSFlashMob shopping moments at Zawadi on U Street

#DSFlashMob shopping moments at Zawadi on U Street

#DSFlashMob shoppers at ben's Chili Bowl

#DSFlashMob shoppers at ben’s Chili Bowl

5) Learning from the #DSStyleSalon speakers and audience at the Tenley-Friendship Public Library in Washington, DC.

Brea Ellis & Rosemary Reed Miller

Brea Ellis & Rosemary Reed Miller

Blogger Town Hall Speakers Krystin Hargrove,  Monica Byrd, and Deb Vaughan

Blogger Town Hall Speakers Krystin Hargrove, Monica Byrd, and Deb Vaughan

Brea Ellis and DC designers Philissa Williams and Katherine Martinez

Brea Ellis and DC designers Philissa Williams and Katherine Martinez

#DSStyleSalon audience

#DSStyleSalon audience

Philissa Williams and her mom & Ananda Leeke at #DSStyleSalon

Philissa Williams and her mom & Ananda Leeke at #DSStyleSalon

6) Interviewing Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown, Dariela Cruz, Stacey Ferguson, Kelly Heisler, Elyane Fluker, Nadia Jones, Claire-Dee Lim, Allissa Richardson, Jessica Solomon, and Elena Sonnino on Digital Sisterhood Radio.

7) Hosting #DigitalSisterhood Wednesday Twitter chats with:

8) Taking Kimberly Wilson’s Yoga and Meditation class at Tranquil Space in Washington, DC.

Yoga teachers Kimberly Wilson and Ananda Leeke

Yoga teachers Kimberly Wilson and Ananda Leeke

9) Chatting with Valerie Trammel at the She Writers Meet Up held at Teaism in Washington, DC.

She Writers Meet Up - Valerie Trammel and Ananda Leeke

She Writers Meet Up – Valerie Trammel and Ananda Leeke

10) Replying to the Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter positive comments from the Digital Sisterhood community.

11) Reading Janel Martinez’s Black Enterprise article about Digital Sisterhood Month.

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12) Going to the National Museum of Women in the Arts to see the Women Who Rock exhibition.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts

13) Seeing the #DSMonth badge on digital sisters’ blogs and web sites.

#DSMonth Badge

#DSMonth Badge

14) Attending the TEDxAdamsMorganWomen event and hearing the fantastic speakers.

TEDxAdamsMorganWomen Event

TEDxAdamsMorganWomen Event

15) Meeting digital sister Kesha Bruce, an artist and writer, at her opening night reception at Morton Fine Art Gallery in Washington, DC.

Artist Kesha Bruce and Ananda Leeke

Artist Kesha Bruce and Ananda Leeke

BlackEnterprise.com Features Digital Sisterhood 100 – Digital Sisters of the Year


BlackEnterprise.com

BlackEnterprise.com

Many thanks to Janel Martinez for writing a great article about the Digital Sisterhood 100 for BlackEnterprise.com. We are excited about the 100 amazing women we honored this year. They are fierce living women who rock the web and world! Click here to read Martinez’s article.

#DSMonth Day 15 Recap: NYC Field Trip To Brooklyn Musuem’s Mickalene Thomas’ Exhibition


Mickalene Thomas exhibition at Brooklyn Museum

Mickalene Thomas exhibition at Brooklyn Museum

Digital Sisters at NYC Field Trip Meet Up at Brooklyn Museum

Digital Sisters at NYC Field Trip Meet Up at Brooklyn Museum

NYC Field Trip

NYC Field Trip

Art work by Mickalene Thomas

Art work by Mickalene Thomas

Ananda Leeke excited to be at the Brooklyn Museum

Ananda Leeke excited to be at the Brooklyn Museum

Xenobia Bailey and Ananda Leeke (Ananda is wearing one of Sylvia's hats)

Xenobia Bailey and Ananda Leeke (Ananda is wearing one of Sylvia’s hats)

Day 15 of Digital Sisterhood Month featured a field trip to see the Mickalene Thomas exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) founder Ananda Leeke toured the exhibition with six amazing digital sisters: Xenobia Bailey, fiber artist; Liz Calvin, advocate and justice seeker workers; Xina Eiland, President of The Eiland Group and PR professional; Sylvia Wong Lewis, founder of Narrative Network and PR consultant; Patricia Patton, founder of BoomerWizdom.com; and Sanura Weathers, founder of My Life Runs on Food blog. During the field trip, Bailey gave the group a mini lecture on the importance of Thomas’ work. Group members also shared how Thomas’ work impacted their lives, discussed their online and offline activities, networked, shared resources, and purchased hats created by Bailey.

  • Click here to read Lewis’ blog post about the Thomas exhibition. She also wrote an article about the NYC Field Trip for her Examiner.com column.
  • Click here to see the event photos.

After the museum field trip, Eiland, Leeke, and Weathers enjoyed an afternoon of self-care and shopping in Brooklyn. They went to Seven Nails for manicures and pedicures (located on the corner of Union and Seventh Avenue). They also did some window shopping at several vintage shops including Almost New Vintage Clothing on Saint Marks Avenue.

Visit to Eponymy boutique in Brooklyn

Visit to Eponymy boutique in Brooklyn

Ananda Leeke and her new BFF digital sister, Lady Bianca Miller, a socialite, fashionista and blogger

Ananda Leeke and her new BFF digital sister, Lady Bianca Miller, a socialite, fashionista and blogger

Eiland and Leeke also visited Eponymy, a boutique in Park Slope, to meet a very special digital sister, Lady Bianca Miller, a French bulldog. As a socialite, model, and arbiter of style, Lady Bianca Miller shares her views on her blog,That’s what B said. She also has a Pinterest page too!

#DSMonth Day 14 Recap: NYC Meet Up at Argo Tea


Argo Tea in Chelsea, NYC

Argo Tea in Chelsea, NYC

Day 14 of Digital Sisterhood Month featured a meet up at Argo Tea (Chelsea location) in New York City. The meet up was organized to conduct outreach to women in social media and technology. During the meet up, Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) founder Ananda Leeke met with Halana Black, founder of Garlic and Lemons; Christina Soriano, founder of Soriano Designs; and Amy Vernon, a freelance writer, digital strategist, and General Manager of Social Marketing for Internet Media Labs. The group discussed how women can present themselves as a business and brand with multiple businesses and passions. They also shared resources, brainstormed ideas for collaborative partnerships, and identified ways DSN can provide support in their 2013 efforts.

12/14 #DSMonth NYC Meet Up Members: Halana, Amy, and Ananda - Photo by Christina Soriano

12/14 #DSMonth NYC Meet Up Members: Halana, Amy, and Ananda – Photo by Christina Soriano

Photo Credit: Christina Soriano

Photo Credit: Christina Soriano

#DSMonth Day 13 Recap: Digital Sisterhood Radio Interview with Justice Fergie Lifestyle Media Founder Stacey Ferguson


Stacey Ferguson and Ananda Leeke at Brunchalicious event at BlogHer 12 in NYC

Stacey Ferguson and Ananda Leeke at Brunchalicious event at BlogHer 12 in NYC

Day 13 of Digital Sisterhood Month featured a Digital Sisterhood Radio interview with Stacey Ferguson, Justice Fergie Lifestyle Media, Personal Brand Strategist, Digital Content & Events Producer, Tech Lawyer, and BeBlogalicious.com Chief Curator. Click here to listen to her interview.

#DSMonth Day 11 Recap: DC She Writers Meet Up at Teaism


Teaism Instagram Collage featuring Valerie Trammel and Ananda Leeke

Teaism Instagram Collage featuring Valerie Trammel and Ananda Leeke

Day 11 of Digital Sisterhood Month (#DSMonth) was celebrated at Teaism, a woman-owned tea house located at Penn Quarter in Washington, D.C. Cups of ginger zing tea and dark chocolate salty oatmeal cookies kept the DC She Writers Meet Up energized on a cold Tuesday night. Valerie Trammel, a new D.C. resident and communications and marketing professional (formerly the Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Wilmington, Delaware) and Ananda Leeke, #DSMonth founder, discussed their creative journeys, favorite books, social media tools for writers and communications professionals, 2012 lessons learned, 2013 plans, and The Power of Memoir by Linda Joy Myers. They also met and chatted with a creative meet up group of women and men knitters who organized themselves via Twitter. The night ended with a ride home provided by Uber DC courtesy of digital sister Mazzie, a DC knitter.

Visit SheWrites.com to learn more about the women writers community.

#DSMonth Day 8 Recap: Photos and Videos from #DSStyleSalon


Check out photos from the Digital Sisterhood Month’s Salon Series on “DC Style: Past, Present, and Future” that was held on December 8, 2012, at the Tenley-Friendship DC Public Library.

Brea Ellis & Rosemary Reed Miller

Brea Ellis & Rosemary Reed Miller

The Salon Series on “DC Style: Past, Present, and Future” featured a discussion on DC style during the past 30 years, a fashion and style blogger town hall on the present trends in DC style, and a conversation with DC designers on the future of DC style.

Blogger Town Hall Speakers Krystin Hargrove,  Monica Byrd, and Deb Vaughan

Blogger Town Hall Speakers Krystin Hargrove, Monica Byrd, and Deb Vaughan

Brea Ellis and DC designers Philissa Williams and Katherine Martinez

Brea Ellis and DC designers Philissa Williams and Katherine Martinez

The speakers included:

#DSStyleSalon audience

#DSStyleSalon audience

Philissa Williams and her mom & Ananda Leeke

Philissa Williams and her mom & Ananda Leeke

Brea Ellis, a fourth generation Washingtonian and the founder of What I Wore: tip to toe, a personal style blog, and Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke served as moderators. Click here to read Brea’s blog recap about the Salon Series.

Photos and Videos (for videos — turn the volume up on your computer, lap top, tablet or digital device up — low audio recordings)

  • Click here to see the event photos on Flickr.
  • Watch video of Brea Ellis and Rosemary Reed Miller – Part One.
  • Watch video of Brea Ellis and Rosemary Reed Miller – Part Two.
  • Watch video of Brea Ellis and Rosemary Reed Miller – Part Three.
  • Watch video of Krystin Hargrove.
  • Watch video of Monica Byrd.
  • Watch video of Deb Vaughan.

#DSMonth Day 7 Recap – Yoga and Gallery Field Trip


Photo Credit: Embrace with Faith Hunter

Photo Credit: Embrace with Faith Hunter

Artist Kesha Bruce and Ananda Leeke

Artist Kesha Bruce and Ananda Leeke

Day 7 of Digital Sisterhood Month featured a lovely yoga class taught by  Shawna Renee at Embrace yoga studio (owned by Faith Hunter) and a visit to the Morton Fine Art gallery to see Kesha Bruce and her amazing art work. I have been a fan of Bruce’s works for several years. I discovered her work online and adore her blog. For more information, visit Bruce’s web site: keshabruce.com.