Jonneal Scott grew up on the Northside of Chicago. She began writing poetry and song lyrics at the age of 8. She converted to Islam in March of 2010 at the age of 28 and has been attempting to find the middle road between practicing her faith and creating art. During this process her interests have expanded into painting, photography, collage, and found object art. She is married to a pretty nice husband and has two snuggly daughters.