Laura Miera

    Laura Miera, author, art therapist, and spiritual director, has worked alongside Father Gregory Boyle since his early days as pastor with Los Angeles’s Dolores Mission Church, birthplace of Homeboy Industries. In 2017, she created Art Heals at Homeboy in collaboration with trainees, which won several awards with the California Arts Council, who, in 2021, selected Laura as an Individual Artist Fellow. She is the author of two children’s picture books with and about the legendary non-profit. Currently, Laura is studying at the Jesuit School of Theology.

    Greg Boyle Has Never Met an Evil Person

    “Red, green, or Christmas?” our waiter asks. Sensing we’re not from Santa Fe, he points to our menu’s illustrations of chilis. He gestures, “mixed.” We order and return to our...