Profile: Skye


You can call me… Skye

I identify as… a daily drag king, butch boi, genderqueer, and rebel.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I’ve lived with she/her for 21 years, but would prefer zi/hir. I get “sir’d” a lot though.

I’m attracted to… female masculinity.

When people talk about me, I want them to… speak about revolution, genuine love, and real passion.

I want people to understand… that the gender binary should be challenged and obliterated.

About Skye
Sometimes I feel like just going somewhere. Without a map or anything… just drive. I feel happiest when I’m learning and can occupy my mind with information. I realize that every moment is different than the last, and things can change in an instant. I wish for only one thing in this life, and that’s to always love with my heart completely open. I hope I’m succeeding and not holding back. I know that there are really only two things I need to accomplish: to understand myself, and to understand one other person. It’ll take a lifetime to complete. I’m not afraid to live in the dark, because even if not knowing holds fear, it also holds hope. I am, however, afraid of that moment when you hit the
switch but the light hasn’t come on. Or before your eyes focus anyway. That moment, when you don’t know what’s there, but you know that you’re going to find out. Sometimes its better to know. I spend a lot of time thinking… Thinking about what I’ve learned, what I’ve left to learn. Where I’m going and where I’ve been. But most importantly, who I am and who I want to be.

On the lighter side, I eat spaghetti-o’s with a fork.

I eat ice cream more often in the winter than in the summer. I like it when its 74*F outside. My real name is Rachelle, but I go by “Skye.” I like the rhythm of the keyboard. Especially when I’m in a writing mood. I have a favorite pair of shoes that are getting holes in them, but I don’t want to buy new ones because they won’t be the same. I do want to buy a motorcycle. I’d rather stay in than go out, but there are certain people that you only get to see when you go out. I believe there is potential for an androgynous world. I wish that I could fly. I have a tattoo of an eagle over my right shoulder blade. I like the color blue, and that’s the color of my eyes, sometimes. I tend to smile too much.

I’m… human. I believe in all things revolutionary. I hope to change the world, if only by changing the world for one person. I look forward to tomorrow because I will have been blessed to have lived today. I am an exception, so no matter what you think, it may not be true. I change everyday. Sometimes I feel that people see in me what they want to see and miss how I truly exist. Sometimes I fail to see in me what others see in me. I want to be a social worker because I see a lot of potential in people, but its so easy to get tangled and caught up in the daily crap that happens, that people get lost. And maybe, just maybe, if I can help them get untangled, they can go on to contribute good to the world. That and because, when I see human spirit triumph over and over again, I have h-o-p-e. I guess I have a lot of excuses for my behavior, but I refuse to use them, because they’re not valid reasons. I’m just me. My past does not dictate my future. I’m ready to step it up and live.

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Posted by on April 21st, 2010 at 04:00 pm

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7 Responses to “Profile: Skye”

  1. Quince

    This is beautifully written. So poignant. I also eat spaghetti-o’s with a fork, just so you know :)


  2. Keanan

    Your mohawk and gauges are very cool. We appear to have very similar gender identities (except I ID as trans as well which you don’t state you do)… It is very validating to see someone else ID as a butch boi too because some people might say those two identities almost contradict each other (which of course they don’t or don’t have to).


  3. Pax

    Skye is amazing and I am so lucky to know hir!! Zi really is that awesome. :)


  4. Anonymous

    Oh, a fellow eating utensil nonconformist! I eat yogurt with a fork and ice cream at Chinese buffets with chop sticks.

    You’re a lovely mix of straightforward and longwinded. Your writing has a poetic ring to it and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. <3 I think we have a lot more in common than just eating utensil preferences.


  5. Tray

    Wow, that almost made me cry..


  6. Jess Five

    A fellow butch boi! Made me smile. I want to form a community of us. Contact me if you want, you too Keanan. :)


  7. B

    it’s funny because you’re like me, but you’re also so fucking attractive. Damnit, don’t take this wrong or in a “gendered” sense of the word but you’re fucking beautiful


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