Welcome

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 believer in our (women’s) right to pursue our dreams 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. 

My personal love for magazines inspired me to publish a magazine that would highlight and showcase Pacific Island women but the idea of starting a magazine at 22 years old was very intimidating.

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 forward to spreading our message of empowerment, support and living fearlessly.

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.

Alofa tele,

Tolua