Photo of Gina Rodriguez ("Jane the Virgin") by Isaac Sterling

Photo of Gina Rodriguez ("Jane the Virgin") by Isaac Sterling

Zooey Magazine started with a simple vision – to empower women through entertainment. Founding Editor-in-Chief Lucia Tran was only 16 when she created Zooey Magazine in 2010, and for over 4 years, she fought against the social standards on how women should be and how they should appear. Zooey is, and always will be, a dialogue for the everyday woman.

Name: The name ‘Zooey’ (sounds like Chloe) derived from J.D. Salinger’s protagonist Zooey, a character in his beloved novel “Franny and Zooey.” Zooey was described as a person of genuine intelligence, sophistication, and kindness. By creating a magazine that reflects a mere image of Zooey, Lucia hoped to convey an inspiring and enjoyable atmosphere for forward 20 and 30-somethings who enjoy meaningful reading and beautiful art. 

Content: Since Zooey’s launch in 2010, Zooey has thrived as a collaborative magazine covering topics such as women's rights issues female entrepreneurship, crafts, entertainment, living simply and beautifully, and much more. Zooey does not intend to serve as a guideline as to how one should live, but rather as an inspiration to encourage honest dialogue and also as an inspiration to brighten individual journeys.