In the age of pandemics and protesting—Black Love is her radical protest. 

Seattle native—Veronica Very is founder and visionary of Wonder of Women International. 

Wonder of Women (WOW) was founded in 2016 to create sacred healing spaces for Black women and girls to find their voice, stand in their truth, and tell their story. 

WOW centers the power of storytelling and art to help heal and liberate Black women from emotional pain of anti-blackness, traumas and racial inequities. 

Since its founding, Veronica Very and her co-founder, and husband Hiawatha D. Have traveled across the nation and to South Africa doing the work. Veronica’s work through WOW inspired GirlTrek, the nation’s largest public health nonprofit for African American women to invite her to speak in twenty-one cities nationwide.

Veronica and WOW are the inspiration for the historic Iconic Black Women Collection painted by her husband Hiawatha D. recently exhibited at the Northwest African American Museum. 

Veronica also published a coffee table book entitled, Dear Sista: A Sacred Collection of Love, Light, and Liberation Letters from My Sisters featuring Iconic Black Women images by Hiawatha D. 

They are creating an art exhibition gallery that will serve as an intersection of healing, education, and inspiration for community in the Pacific Northwest.