Xel-Ha López Méndez (Guadalajara, 1991) has a degree in Literature and is co-founder of the publishing projects La Cigarra, La jardinera guarrior, En Esta Esquina Fanzine and @una_fanzina. She has published Cartas de amor para mi amigo cerdo (2015) and Crónicas de un nuevo siglo (2016). She won the 2006 National Prize for Literature for Very Young People, the 2012 Jorge Lara National Prize for Youth Poetry, the 2014 Elías Nandino National Youth Peotry Prize and the 2016 Punto de Partida Prize. In the sphere of visual arts and performance she has worked with the MALBA in Buenos Aires, the Cabañas Cultural Institute, the Zapopan Museum of Art, MUSA and MURA in Guadalajara, the José Clemente Orozco House Museum, and others. With the Translation and Understanding project, she obtained a FONCA Young Artists scholarship in Alternative Media in 2017. She is currently studying for a Master's Degree in Art and Literature at the UAEM and has a Young Artists scholarship in the Poetry category.