Growing up in a conservative town in Southeastern Virginia, Sumo was driven to be different. Throughout her youth she explored many approaches to rebellion, trying to find direction for her ostentatious mind. She discovered the world of live music around the age of 18 and began her inspired path as a creator. During her time at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Sumo has developed using meditative practice to fall into her deepest creative flow. She has found her passion and muse through activism, music, and self consciousness.