meet the editor

Hello! I'm Laura Lowery, founder and editor of Lucia

I’m so glad you’re here, and I’m excited to share Lucia with you. This publication was born from my heart’s 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 but it is clear. I believe that when we listen with curiosity, trust and reverence, the world really does change for the better.

That’s why I created Lucia—to bring more of the heart’s voice into the world of women’s print media.

When our first volume was printed in 2015, I thought things would take off quickly. I was sure this advertising-free endeavor would go smoothly and we would be pumping out gorgeous issues once a quarter. A few years later I am a little wiser, still softly determined, and publishing annually.

Our third volume, Wild, was just released and this—for me—is buoyant news. Good things usually do take their time.

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.

I hope this 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.

Love,

a bit about me

I’m 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 words—has been my career for the past 20 years.

I feel a calling to bring more light, though I’m still working on exactly what that means. Lucia is part of this work.

Speaking of light, I’m also a photographer. I 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 teach restorative yoga and meditation 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.

Once or twice a month, I write Notes from the Heart and send them by email, like short love letters from my world. In them I strive for truth-telling and wind up sorting what it means to live and work and write from the heart. I’d love to connect with like-hearted creatives who are reading Lucia. You’re welcome to receive them, if you’d like: