Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu writes to explore her Latinidad. Born in Mexico City, raised in Chicago, she has more than 200 bylines in publications such as The New York Times, CNN, Food & Wine and Harper’s Bazaar. Her mom, Elizabeth Quan Kiu V., inspires her work. Ximena is a Mexican-Chinese immigrant who is bicultural and fluent in Spanish. She splits her time among Chicago, Albuquerque and Mexico City.