When she’s not in the recording studio, acting, producing music, or directing films, Rysque plays an even bigger role. She’s mother, daughter, friend, activist and writer. Reared in Dallas, Texas and the youngest of 14 grandchildren; by age three, she had appeared in local commercials for ButterKrust Bread and Foremost Ice Cream. Being the daughter of southern pioneer actor and civil rights activist, she was motivated and participated in various activities. She earned a creative writing scholarship to University of Houston and was faced with many challenges. She continued to push through, graduating college early, earning a Master’s degree by age 22, all while participating in political and community affairs, in addition to learning the arts. "My varied background made me strong and is the reason I wear so many hats today." says Rysque. By hats, she consults indie companies, produces music and films, and does occasional acting. She has appeared in independent film releases.