I’m not positive if her backstory will be in the comic past a mention, so I’ll tell it here! <3
Jiji originally came from a pretty conservative family, she didn’t have a lot of freedom, or any real way to express herself. Her parents were very strict, and she would often act out and get into fights with them. She’d rebel and try to escape to find acceptance and support from other people. She started going to parties and getting out of her shell when she was young.
At one of the parties she went to she befriended someone who later took her to an underground party. Where a few members of a werewolf clan were gathered to recruit during a full moon. After learning about this party culture of werewolves, Jiji felt like she wanted to become a part of it, not being happy with her life at home, and feeling more connected to the clan members, she agreed to be turned on the next full moon.
She returned home to have some closure with her family (which didn’t really turn out well), after which she returned to the clan and was turned, experiencing her first werewolf party and kickstarting her spirited new handle on life. After catching wind of some threats to their culture, some factions of her clan found a way to travel too Safe Haven, where they have worked to build up their numbers again, and live much more peacefully.