Born and reared on the Eastside of Santa Barbara, California, Lelania experienced a Chicano/Hippie hybrid childhood. Later as a homeless teen, she bounced between Long Beach, Hollywood, and her hometown of Santa Barbara before relocating to Sacramento.

In the late 1980ís she became part of a thriving music and arts scene and she began songwriting for local musicians.

She writes about PTSD, Sexual Violence, California nature themes and is a mental health activist.

Her poetry has most recently been published in Quiet Rooms, and VOICES, global anthologies published by Cold River Press.