From the Founder:
Talofa lava, Aloha, Hafa Adai, Malo o e lelei, Raam anim, Kia ora, Ia ora na, Ko na mauri mauri, Bula!
I’ve been a champion for women’s rights and/ or for women to lead their own lives without apology for as long as I could remember. As a Pacific Island woman, my role as a young woman raised close to my own traditional cultural practices and expectations frustrated me because I always felt that I was not expected to go beyond my role of daughter, wife and/ or mother. This expectation was not placed on me by my family but by society and it drove me crazy.
My love for magazines helped me shape the idea to publish a magazine that would highlight and showcase our women but the idea of starting a magazine at 22 years old, seemed crazy.
Now, 13 years later, we’ve launched two physical issues and have interviewed numerous women and men who are the perfect representation I imagined when I dreamt of Lady Pasifika. We’ve been blessed to interview some amazing people and each have graced us with their wisdom and support. I am extremely humbled by all the love we have received so far and I look foward to spreading our message of empowerment, support and encouragement.
As we draw closer to our first year anniversary, we ask you to stay with us on our journey. We want to include all women of the Pacific in our publication and are seeking to tell the stories of our women today and of the past in order to guide our women of the future into the 21st century and beyond.