Simply naming something “light” does not describe or imply it, not when light means to shine, reflect, kindle, illuminate, or brighten things dark or those that dazzle. We are learning that naming is only one stage of the process. Transformation and sustainment are other more preferable stages. The prolific author, bell hooks, would describe this as the courage “to engage in resistance that will transform our current reality.” It is in this act, the power to transform reality, that we present our inaugural LIGHT issue. We are leaders igniting generational healing and transformation. We are committed to the power creativity, in all its forms, can have on our health and well-being. We are prepared to look back, to look forward, too, so as to see the public fully. This is an act of survival, an attempt to let the public speak, however, they choose, in ways that make sense to them. Only the public can give us a clue how we can begin to see, to name, to transform, and to sustain what matters most for their health… Our inaugural magazine is focused on how we might reimagine public health as art, letters, stories, poetry, and whatever else the public felt was necessary to surprise us with… We are all leaders igniting generational healing and transformation.