Her family has always called her by her middle name, Fuji, after her maternal grandmother. She spent the last decade living and working in beautiful Oakland, CA and recently relocated back to Denver.
"I was born on December 21st while it was snowing. My mother June Inuzuka grew up in Pasadena, CA and is now a writer and independent filmmaker. She is inspired by our family's stories and the often mysterious history of Japanese American people. My wise and witty father Dr. Stephen Dreskin was born and raised in South Carolina, where his mother Jeanet Dreskin, still continues her life's work as an illustrator at 98. Im very close to both my siblings. I have an older brother named Sam, who is an illustrator and musician in Denver, CO. Andrea, the eldest of us three, is a photographer and mother in Denver as well.
Andrea and I have been taking photos since I was 12. She always had a talent for it and thats how I first learned got into modeling. I started making comics around that time and it didn't take long for Cosplay to take over my life as well. Some of my favorite memories were at Anime and Comic Cons, cosplaying with my friends. Back when conventions were not common or crowded. Back when I made AMV's. Thats how I learned to edit film. I made every crazy prop and costume from scratch, for many years. Turns out, it's all coming in handy. All of that passion and technique goes into my music video costumes and production."
Denver School of the Arts: Visual Arts
West Kanazawa High School
California College of the Arts: BFA Illustration
Parsons Paris: Graphic Novels / Fashion Design
One of the most common questions people ask me,
"So, what do you rap about?"
Growing up as hapa and being raised Jewish is an experience that I feel strongly about, and shows in my music. That, along with female, human and animal rights is often in focus. But Sometimes its just about what Im going through. Love, family, friends, health, anxiety and my TV shows of course. Comedy is also a favorite tool of mine. It illustrates a unique perspective from this short, curvy , hapa jew, otaku, often with a bone to pick.
Having worked in the cannabis industry and with animals/rescues for years, I have come to love these communities even more. My vision is to support and give appreciation for all the hard working people I believe in.
This includes all of those in in U.S. prisons suffering without human rights, the ones who go on strikes in the inside, animal rescuers, community organizers, and inspiring people who deserve recognition and representation.
Working and learning from other artists is huge part of my goals. Music Videos has become my passion. Everything in production from writing, singing, recording, concept, casting, costumes, storyboards to editing and directing are the most fun I can have.
Jones Soda Label Contest Winner circa 2007 by Andrea Dreskin Photography