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Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke's Biography

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Washington, DC
Oct 2008

Yoga + Creativity + Internet Geek = Ananda Leeke. Leeke is a lawyer turned “Jill of many trades”: innerpreneur, author, artist, coach, and yoga teacher. Her mission is “Empowering U2BU through creativity coaching, Reiki, self-care, social media, volunteerism, and yoga.”  She penned That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (2009 – available on Amazon.com) and her debut novel Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One (2007 – available on Amazon.com).  Her poetry appeared in Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century (2002) edited by E. Ethelbert Miller. Her six-word memoir – Go Green Boho BAP. Urban Debutante. -  was published in It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser of Smith Magazine in 2010. She is currently writing Digital Sisterhood, a memoir (2011) and Love’s Troubadours – Symon: Book Two (2012).

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 Washington, D.C.

Influences

My writing is influenced by my life experiences, music, history, culture, cuisine, world travel, popular culture, books and magazines I have read, art, yoga, meditation, spirituality, community-building, American politics, and so much more.

Upcoming Works

I am currently working on my first memoir, That Which Awakens Me - Part One: A woman's poetic memoir of self discovery. It will be published by iUniverse, Inc. in Spring 2009.

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Publishers

iUniverse, Inc.

Interests & Hobbies

Yoga, meditation, spirituality, writing, art, healing arts, world travel, books, music, dancing, learning new things, spending time with family and friends, community-building, social media, running, walking, Reiki, Thai cuisine, and so much more