ShadowWalker, while not yet living in Olympia full-time, has been drawn to the vibrant community of young artists, poets and musicians alike, residing in the area. Not to mention, they offer a breath of fresh air in contrast to the City of Shelton. She’s been singing and writing songs since 2010, composing and producing songs since 2014, and writing stories and drawing since the age of six.
Currently, she is in between times spent at Evergreen and has been working feverishly on different artistic materials to be released to the world. Always having known that art would be an essential part of her life, she has never been able to leave the pen lie idle for too long. Growing up in a sorely conservative town with a high population of indigenous “immigrants,” she has seen and heard her fair share of humanity’s evils, which she pours into her work along with the lessons that growing up within a capitalist society has ingrained.
The fleeting connections she has to her tribe are what ground her, and she struggles within the myriad facets of identity--tiptoeing between being somewhat too white, yet ambiguously not so, simultaneously, as well as being queer. It’s too late for her now: She knows what lies beyond the hunger and death, and she won’t look away or shut her mouth.
released December 16, 2018
Recorded live at Gallery Boom in Olympia, Washington on December 6, 2018.