Laura Méndez de Cuenca (1853 - 1928)
Laura María Luisa Elena Méndez Lefort (1853 - 1928), born in the Hacienda de Tamariz, Amecameca, State of Mexico, was a writer and poet. She went against traditional catholic gender norms of her time to pursue a career as an influential teacher and writer. Laura Méndez entered several literary circles during her youth through which she first met and became friends with Mexican writers of the time Augustine Manuel Acuña and F. Cuenca. She died due to complications related to diabetes.
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