Dr. Giavanni Washington is a Hay House author and Creator of the Black Goddess Within Oracle Deck. The BGW decks are the ONLY Oracle deck that features photos of Black women embodying the Goddesses from Africa.
Dr. Giavanni comes from a long line of educators, moonshine makers and medicine women who took away pain even when the rupture left them with only whatever was in the pantry.
Dr. Washington earned her PhD from UCLA’s department of World Arts and Cultures after studying ancestral percussive healing traditions in many countries including Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Ethiopia, Guinea, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Senegal, Trinidad, Uganda and the United States. She is a biologist, epidemiologist and ethnographer by training, however, standing up for the Black Body in her daily personal, professional and artistic practice. Dr. G, as she is affectionately known, is a mother, Council holder and healer.
When she's not talking with the Ancestors, she's out hiking with her husband, son, and pup Pumpkin.