The first seed of inspiration for Legacy Magazine was planted back in 2012, when our Editor-in-Chief, Abi Ray and her husband felt a leading for him to reenlist. It was during this time that she felt inspired to pursue ways in which the experiences of service member families, couples, and spouses could be enhanced. Her journey began by pursuing graduate school in personal, professional, and relational counseling, with an emphasis on how these areas relate to military culture. It was in 2015, while working alongside veteran and spouse owned organizations, that the idea of turning these experiences into a publication was first born. It is because of these individuals and organizations, that the dream of Legacy Magazine is today becoming a reality.
Legacy Magazine is a publication for service members and their families that operates from the premise that every individual is designed on purpose and for a purpose - with unique experiences, qualities, and strengths that are meant to be used for the betterment of our communities. Through a strength-based approach, we incorporate elements of personal narrative, creative expression, and self-development to further equip and inspire individuals in their endeavors. We hope to offer the voice of a friend and mentor during times of celebration, transition, and growth. We believe Truth is attractive and that individuals are hungry for substance and depth, amidst all the noise. May we come alongside one another and encourage each other in embracing the season we’re in while aiding in the sculpting and refining of our messages, missions, or professions.
Our team is made up of a diverse group of individuals that have one prominent unifier - the desire to positively impact the greater military community. We look forward to introducing you in the following weeks to our Director of Design - Leslie Brians, our Director of Development - Katie Christy, and our Director of Demographics - Jennie Kussart, as well as to our founding contributors!