Poussey is named after a city in France where her father served. Due to him being in military, they moved around a lot. When Poussey was in her teens, her father finally found a stable place to serve, which was Germany. They settled down and Poussey found a girlfriend, but when her girlfriend's homophobic father catches them having sex, he manages to force Poussey and her father to move again. He also suggests that there's something wrong with Poussey, which her father strongly denies.