Author/Artist/Creativity Coach Ananda Leeke launches The Ananda Leeke Show to celebrate creativity.

Follow the creative adventures of Washington, DC artist/author/creativity coach Ananda Leeke on The Ananda Leeke Show, a new online radio show.
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June 12, 2009 - PRLog -- Washington, DC - The Ananda Leeke Show, an online radio program that celebrates creativity in everyday life, will launch on June 30, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. (EST) on Talkshoe.com: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/15820.  Join host Ananda Leeke (www.anandaleeke.com) as she shares her own creative adventures, advice, artwork, books, challenges, discoveries, healthy life practices, insights, inspiration, lessons learned, resources, and tips as an artist, author, writer, blogger, creativity coach, yoga teacher, Reiki Master practitioner, and innerpreneur.  The first episode will discuss Leeke’s insights on writing her upcoming poetic memoir, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir (Summer 2009 – iUniverse, Inc.).

Leeke, a lawyer turned “innerpreneur,” is President and CEO of Kiamsha.com, LLC, a company that promotes creativity through coaching and expressive arts, teaches contemplative practices (i.e. yoga, Reiki healing touch, meditation, breathing exercises, journaling, affirmations, and prayer), and builds community that awakens your soul and transforms your life.  Currently, she works as an artist-in-residence for Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts at Howard University Hospital.  

Since 1995, Leeke’s mixed media collages, wire sculptures, and paintings have been exhibited in the Washington, DC. metropolitan area, North Carolina, and Kentucky.  Her artwork was featured in Heart and Soul Magazine in 2001. Leeke's art work often reflects her passion for issues affecting people of color and women. In 2002, she created and donated Our Womanist Spirit and I am my sista’s keeper wire sculpture collections to The Women’s Collective, a direct services organization that serves women living with HIV/AIDS.  Her concern for people living with HIV/AIDS motivated her to create Ask The Troubadours Who Have Come From Those Who Have Loved, a wire sculpture collection dedicated to African Americans and World AIDS Day. The collection was donated to Howard University Hospital in 2003.  

Leeke's debut novel, Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One (www.lovestroubadours.com) was published in 2007.  Her poetry appeared in Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century edited by E. Ethelbert Miller.  She also published several books of poetry and women’s creativity workbooks that are used in her workshops and creativity coaching practice.  They include My Soul Speaks (1992), I am my sistas keeper (1994), Baby I got it bad for you blues (1995), Feminist Soul (2000), Monday Morning Meditations (2000), Be Fearless and Choose Love (2000), Blessed is the fruit of thy womb (2001), La Bohemienne (2001), and Our Womanist Spirit (2002).  In addition, Leeke has facilitated expressive arts and self-care workshops for women of color living with HIV/AIDS; cancer patients, their caregivers, and health care providers; interfaith communities attending the Washington National Cathedral’s women’s spirituality conferences; children with unique learning styles; and lay ministers.

Leeke is a graduate of Morgan State University (B.A. in French, 1986), Howard University School of Law (J.D., 1989), and Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation, 1991).  Her memberships include the National League of American Pen Women, Yoga Alliance, Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington’s Business Volunteer Program, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., All Souls Unitarian Church, and Insight Meditation Community of Washington’s People of Color Sangha.  Leeke lives in the Washington, DC.
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