Vianney Harelly Casas Espinoza was born in San Diego, California but lived 18 years of her life in Tijuana, México, crossing the border for six years to attend school. She realized she wanted to write for the rest of her life when she won her first writing contest, in 2007. Since then she has been published inCanto, Cipatli, Bossy, Gentromancer, Chevere, Yerba Mala, and Foglifter. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Creative Writing and hopes to continue writing poetry that will heal her traumas, as well as eventually running her own magazine and becoming the next Mexican Anna Wintour. Her work is inspired by García Márquez, Borges, Cortázar, Kusama, Kahlo, Mendieta, and Carrington.