Zooey Magazine started with a simple vision – to empower women through entertainment. Founding Editor-in-Chief Lucia Tran created Zooey Magazine in September of 2010, after blogging for two years prior. 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 and sophistication. By creating a magazine that reflects a mere image of Zooey, Lucia hoped to convey an inspiring and enjoyable atmosphere for forward 20-somethings who enjoy good reading and beautiful art.
Since Zooey’s launch, Zooey has thrived as a collaborative magazine covering topics like female entrepreneurship, DIYs, entertainment, the modern lifestyle (vintage-inspired), and much more. Zooey doesn’t serve as a guideline as to how one should live, but rather as an inspiration to brighten paths, days, and to shed light on the power in all women.
Zooey is, and always will be, a haven for the creative mindsets where women never looked so powerful.