The Voice & The Symbol is simply a product of her environment. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio she is no stranger to mental distress or circumstantial constriction. Raised by her paternal grandmother, The Symbol experienced a great deal of uncertainty in regard to life, the woes of the world and who she was within it. Often feeling overlooked, under-appreciated and simply misunderstood; she took to writing – poetry, songs, stories, etc. – anything that allowed her to escape and create a space far better than the world she had come accustomed to.