Lucia is a creative writer in all genres including rap, poetry, screenplays.
I had a very multicultural upbringing and from this developed a passion for music, performing and creative writing. I wrote my first poem in 1985 when I was 11 years old and clearly remember it being very healing. I think that was the starting point for me as an artist. In 1989, I was exposed to rap and found I resonated with it deeply. I spent weekends in my bedroom teaching myself to rap and memorising lyrics to American rap songs using a tape deck.
Eventually I started to write my own rhymes. From the early 90s I immersed myself into Aotearoa’s Hip-Hop culture beginning in Wellington and ending in Auckland but not before becoming the first female rapper in Aotearoa to release a full-length rap album. In 2009 I completed a degree in Creative Writing at Whitireia majoring in Script Writing for Screen. In 2022 after joining a Tokoroa women’s art group to learn to paint I returned to creative writing. The result was a collaboration for a performance to celebrate the Inaugural Matariki Day.