hello and welcome.
Hello! I'm Laura Lowery, founder and editor of Lucia.
Thank you for finding your way here. I’m excited to share Lucia with you. This publication was born from my heart’s longing...a longing to be moved, feel inspired, and connect with more of what is real when I read a women’s magazine.
The heart’s voice may be quiet at first, but it is clear. I believe that when we listen with curiosity, trust and reverence, the world really does change for the better.
When our first volume was printed in 2015, I thought things would take off quickly. I was sure this endeavor would go smoothly and we would be pumping out gorgeous issues once a quarter. Success felt so close I could taste it. A few years later I am a little wiser and still determined.
Our third volume, Wild, is readying to go to print now and this—for me—is buoyant news. Good things usually do take their time. Our third volume of Lucia will be released in September 2019.
The writers, poets and artists in this new issue stun and ground me with their collective—and relatively young—wisdom. These women weave light with dark, flowers with soil, and prose with song until their voices and stories echo a collective message: This is our heroine’s journey.
As always, I hope this next issue of Lucia inspires and encourages you to remember your own magic, give voice to your heart, and bring your vision to life. I cannot wait to share Wild with you.
a bit about me
I am the founder, editor and publisher of Lucia.
I juggle creating Lucia with my day job as a communications consultant. This work—telling stories, making connections, weaving written words—has been my career for the past 20 years.
I’m also a photographer and even spent a decade running a photography business as my side-hustle, capturing portraits, weddings, children and babies. An explorer of mindfulness and the body, I also love restorative yoga and teach a monthly class at a women's shelter here in Seattle for survivors of domestic violence.
I graduated from Whitman College with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics.