She was born on February 14th in the Netherlands, 1989, but was actually taught to speak French first. Her mother is French and her father Dutch, they met when her father, then part of the marines, docked in a little harbor somewhere along the coast line of Brittany. They spoke English to one another for a long while before they could speak each others languages.
It's when Nas had to start school that they figured it might be handy she speak Dutch. This is where she forgot a lot of her French up until she was fourteen years old and her family moved to France. There she started to read a lot and not long after, writing her own stories that first accompanied her illustrations, until the day Zinc came to be and the illustrations accompany it.