A poetic, deeply personal body of soul work, Blended draws the reader through explorations of race, family, identity, trauma, and generational healing with truly honest vulnerability and insight. Peppered with questions and blank pages to invite the reader to process and reflect as collaborator with the text, Blended challenges, invites depth, and inspires interconnectedness with the human condition.
"Personally, as a Black woman I deeply appreciate this book and feel it has found me at a pivotal time in my life. However, if you’re willing to open yourself up, this book can be transformative for anyone who wishes to read it. Within the book there are pages left blank for the reader to reflect and journal at their leisure. Thank you Velda for being an inspiration and granting me safe passage on my journey to vulnerability."
"This book is amazing, contains some magic! The author's willingness to dive deep into their own process and gift us with their wisdom is profound! In addition the reflection questions at the end of each section calls you into your own work on knowing yourself better. Regardless of your racial identity you will find deep value spending time with Blended! "
"The artwork is beautiful and the way the author surrenders herself to find the balance in the threads of DNA to her ancestors... is a beautiful journey and exploration for others. "
" The author's gift with words is so deep, and her woodblock art/illustration is inspired. There’s a realm of energetic communication in the art; it's hard to imagine anything more perfectly resonant with the written content.."
"The book really makes you feel that you and your ancestors are connecting with one that is interacting with the book. It is such a magical experience. "
"This book is beautiful and one to linger over for a long time. What power there is on every page!"