I was born to write this.
The moment I saw Skyler from across the room, my heart whispered...”There is a survivor.” Not only a survivor...but thriver. As Skyler Mechelle opened her soul to us and shared a piece of her writing..the raw, real emotion I felt could not be denied. This woman was a force to reckoned with. This woman was going to change how we spoke about and perceived trauma and abuse and grief and loss and sexuality and fluidity and love and pain. This woman needed to be heard and seen and cherished and demanded to be. And I was able to take her all in...every word...and truly be planted into her life at the time of her abuse. And then brought back to life as she brought herself to healing. Skyler is a miracle. Her story is just that.
“I am not leaving you. I believe you.”My beautiful, resilient, shattered and redeemed, miraculous sister from Spirit.This journey... aka battlefield... where she collects herselves through time, holding each individual identity in the light. She comforts her tiniest self acknowledging all of the darkness and pain. She believes the cries torn out of these parts of herself. The battle waged on and in her body. The repeated violations perpetrated by those who should have protected her is the ultimate betrayal.In every painful breath, she honors the wounds and rises to meet each memory as a true warrior. How she is processing this is revolutionary on both a spiritual and global scale.
Skyler I can’t thank you enough for sharing your heart, experiences and wisdoms with us. It helps me grow!Your knowledge about you is the most healing journey that I have ever come across. It’s so inspiring! I relate and resonate to everything you write!It helps me to heal me.What a precious gift you are! Invaluable!You are the salt to earth for so many people!!!What you write makes me breath easier, it makes me willing to just see what happens and let go of my need to control. It inspires me to be more open to “What if?” It makes me believe in every one and every thing around me a little bit more. The truth and clarity you use in your powerful language when you express yourself is so beautiful, sensual, strong and beaming that it shines up the most cloudy sky. I feel so happy and grateful to be on this beautiful, precious journey with you. Thank you for your teaching
Thank you for showing up for yourself and us. You make me weep in good ways reminding me for first time I am not alone.
...Skyler, although we’ve never met, I was fascinated by your movement when I saw a post shared by a Facebook friend. I started following your Instagram because it’s so real...raw. I admire what you’re doing...and your story is inspiring me. Inspiring me to learn how to love myself after abuse. To learn that my body is my own and I get to choose me. I get to love me...unapologetically. Every day I get to choose to love me even if I am feeling so vastly different in the same moment. What you are doing is so bold...and so important. You’re changing the world...I see that anointing in you so strong and I am learning to become undone to find the truest me there is because of it. You are so important.
...it’s such important work you are doing Skye - and each time I read one of your posts it shakes me to the core - I am so appalled and flabbergasted and frankly uncomfortable as fuck!But I know the work is serious and this shit has got to stop - talking about it is the only way to pull back the veil....
What a powerful reminder that we who have been comfortable have no idea of the kind of darkness that exists and is perpetrated on innocents.
...Your book is a haven of truthful acceptance for the ugliness that is recovery and the truth that is so painful yet so desired. This. This is why you keep going...
Skyler Mechelle, you speak a truth that so many victims/survivors of familial child abuse suffer. “Shut up! Move on”. I lived in that alternative reality that everyone wanted and it destroyed my inner soul. Your words, your honesty, your rawness, are such a fucked up comfort, if you get what I mean. I love your desire to live, but not just live, but to live authentically. You speak for so many.
Too much for someone to read / yet I-you-she-little girl had to live it / too strong those black marks on white screen-paper / yet red wounds on innocent skin / can’t say that publically / while it’s done privately / oh did I ruin your day / by telling you how he ruined my life? If you hide from this account you allow evil to remain in its shadows / water it with your fears / hold its coat while it / rapes another woman / behind a dumpster...
I support you, Skyler. Your story is important for teachers, practitioners, daughters, mothers, fathers, sons, students, everyone to hear and see and know.
The Authoress + Advocate
Redefining Life After Abuse
Thank you for going to the depths so you can hold a lantern for other women afraid of the dark night of their soul...
The Ancient Healer
Woman of Magic - Lover of The Wild
Skyler Mechelle is a prodigy of all matters of the heart. Light radiates from her soul like lightening bolts from a glorious summer storm. She has the ageless ability to hold your pain in the palm of her hand and take care of it for you while you feel into what needs to be done. She is a guide, a mentor and the most intuitive channel of truth that I have ever met. Her most beautiful heart, which has grown from her life experience like mammoth sunflowers growing from untended soil, is shared with her tribe through words, thoughts and intuition. She shares in unmatched clarity through her written word, she speaks to my soul like the mother I never had, and if you are lucky enough to meet her, you will call her sister forevermore
Powerful Stories From Warrior Women
"For a long time, my stripes were invisible. Easy to conceal.
They toughened me, insulated me from the outside world, from being hurt again, from opening up to the vulnerability of receiving.
I could hide them and pull power from them. I grew harder. and harder. and harder. A clenched fist of rock, pushing through and preventing anyone from penetrating my soul..." -Alicia Civile