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Veronica Very is the founder and visionary behind Wonder of Women International,

the award-winning cultural destination WOW Gallery, and the exciting new WOW Healing Villa in South Africa. Veronica is the author and creator of the inspiring

Dear Sista Coffee Table book and the creative force behind the 'Dear Sista, I See You' Healing Art Exhibition, which boldly centers Black women and Black love in the heart of Downtown Seattle's Pacific Place Mall. People of all races, cultures, backgrounds, and walks of life feel seen and find themselves immersed in the spaces she creates for healing, education, ancestry, and liberation. Veronica is a thought-provoking speaker, teacher, and writer who compels the audience to remember their power and activate their purpose. Her work inspires and empowers healing from systemic racial and emotional traumas, guided by simple healing pathways, the ancestral practice of storytelling, and the undeniable power of art. Her efforts foster community and

provide spaces for reflection, renewal, restoration, and rejuvenation. Veronica has received numerous accolades, including The Seattle Times Best in the Pacific Northwest 2023 awards, Puget Sound Business Journal’s Woman Leader in Business award, the Seattle Storm’s Woman of Influence recognition, the Community Catalyst Award from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, and the Best Author award from the 2023 Soul Cafe Awards. Her unwavering commitment to the cause of healing justice shines through her partnership with visual artist Hiawatha D., who is not only her business partner but also the love of her life. Together, they champion the transformative potential of Black Love in fostering improved health and well-being for both society and the world. 

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