Happy Digital Sisterhood Wednesday!
You are cordially invited to participate in the Digital Sisterhood Unplugged Weekends Initiative (#DSUnplugged) on May 25 and 26.
#DSUnplugged Weekends encourage women to slow down and take a break from their digital lives and electronic devices once a month. The break could be 30 minutes, an hour, a half-day, a full day, or an entire weekend. It’s up to each woman to choose and commit to a timeframe that works best for her.
If you’d like to join us on our 2013 #DSUnplugged Weekends, check out the schedule below and use the #DSUnplugged hashtag to share your plans, comments, and questions on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
#DSUnplugged Weekend Schedule
Special Invitation for Washington, D.C. Area Residents:
If you are in the D.C. area on Sunday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m., join Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke, a registered yoga teacher, for a free kind and gentle yoga class (30 minutes) in Malcolm X-Meridian Hill Park. Click here for details. Also, sign up for Ananda’s free 30 minute yoga classes in the park (May – November).
During Digital Sisterhood Month 2012, the Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) used seven categories to identify and to honor 100 Digital Sisters of the Year. The categories were based on digital sisterhood archetypes DSN founder Ananda Leeke discovered while writing her book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online (2013). They include:
Each archetype helped Ananda value, own, and express her voice through reflections and stories. They also inspired her to stay positive and passionate when she realized her book would not be published at the end of 2012 (as she had promised). They are currently reminding her to practice loving kindness as she follows her publisher’s guidance in making changes to the book manuscript (the archetypes are included in the book manuscript).
Do any of these digital sisterhood archetypes represent who you are?
Which digital sisterhood archetypes do you want to incorporate into your life this year?
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.
2) Traveling to New York City to host the #DSMonth Meet Up at Argo Tea and Field Trip to the Brooklyn Museum.
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).
4) Shopping with digital sisters on U Street and eating a snack at Ben’s Chili Bowl during the #DSFlashMob event in Washington, DC.
5) Learning from the #DSStyleSalon speakers and audience at the Tenley-Friendship Public Library in Washington, DC.
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.
9) Chatting with Valerie Trammel at the She Writers Meet Up held at Teaism in Washington, DC.
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.
12) Going to the National Museum of Women in the Arts to see the Women Who Rock exhibition.
13) Seeing the #DSMonth badge on digital sisters’ blogs and web sites.
14) Attending the TEDxAdamsMorganWomen event and hearing the fantastic speakers.
15) Meeting digital sister Kesha Bruce, an artist and writer, at her opening night reception at Morton Fine Art Gallery in Washington, DC.
Day 22 of Digital Sisterhood Month featured a Digital Sisterhood Radio interview with Maiden Nation co-founder Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown about ethical fashion and conscious consumerism. Click here to listen to her interview.
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.
Day ten of Digital Sisterhood Month featured a Digital Sisterhood Radio interview with Jessica Solomon, cultural worker, founder and artistic director of The Saartjie Project, organizational development practitioner, and Reiki Master practitioner. Click here to listen to her interview.
#DSMonth Day #1 Recap: Field Trip to TEDxAdamsMorganWomen
Day 1 of Digital Sisterhood Month 2012 featured a field trip to the TEDxAdamsMorganWomen event that featured women and men speakers who addressed the topic of “The Space Between.” Their talks focused on how to move past dichotomous thinking and see the gray area in between. The speakers included Nicole C. Lee, the first female President of TransAfrica; Karen Dolan, Fellow at Institute for Policy Studies; Kethia Clairvoyant, Founder at Fit for Life by KC; Shonali Burke, Vice President, Digital Media & Marketing at MSL Group; David Deal, CEO at Community IT Innovators; Nicolette Pizzitola, CEO at Compass Point Associates LLC; and George Koch, Founder and Chair Emeritus Artomatic, Inc. Kety Esquivel, a Digital Executive at Fenton, and Suzanne Turner, founder of Feminism 2.0 and Turner Strategies organized the event. Click here to learn more about the TEDxWomen national events.
Day nine of Digital Sisterhood Month featured a Digital Sisterhood Radio interview with the Heart of Haiti bloggers and Everywhere team who traveled to Haiti in January 2012. They included Kelly Heisler of Everywhere, Nadia Jones of The Niche Mommy Network and Conference, and Elena Sonnino of CiaoMom.com and LiveDoGrow.com. Click here to listen to their interview.
Day five of Digital Sisterhood Month featured a Twitter chat with Kollective Mobile founder Sian Morson. The topic was “Tech Women’s Creativity.” During the chat, Sian shared five wisdom thoughts she gained from her creative experiences in the digital space. See below.
1) Everyone brings something to the table. Never discount someone’s idea or opinion.
2) Everything has a place. I learned to adapt to my engineers’ orderly, linear way of thinking.
3) Collaboration is beautiful. It’s easier to work with people than against them.
4) Anonymity is almost impossible. So when I have a moment of privacy I cherish it.
5) Always remember to have fun. It doesn’t have to be serious all of the time.