She is also a social change advocate, with an emphasis on girls empowerment. In 2008, she hosted Myxology for Myx television Ruby grew up in Sacramento, California. During her first year attending University of California Davis, she met Adriel Luis and co-founded a Spoken word collective, iLL-Literacy, of which she was the only female member in 2001.
She worked for Jive Records in New York City during the summer of 2007, which she believes had helped her in terms of envisioning how she wants to craft her own independent artistic career.
She later returned to Oakland, California. In the summer of 2008, Ruby became a VJ for Myx television In a previous interview, she defined her writing and performance style as raw and honest and her inspiration comes from "the most spontaneous, unexpected places.".