Hello, my name is Lenae, but I prefer to be called Skye. I’m seventeen but I’m going to be eighteen soon. Throughout my life, I always loved to draw and it’s always been a big part of my development as a person. I want to become an animator and either work independently or for a major studio. My dream is to make my own web series one day.
Being Native American, my culture is the most important thing to me. Although, looking at how much society has changed over the years, it’s easy to feel disconnected and alienated from my traditions. Especially being part of the Native youth, I feel a pressure to keep my culture alive. In my picture, I wanted to show that we don’t have to keep our modern interests and our traditions separate. We should learn to keep a balance of the two, and respect both. You can see in my picture, that I wanted to show my Navajo culture and my interests together.