For over 20 years Skywalker lived a gypsy life as a community performance artist. Audiences in Chicago, New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, CA, Austin, TX and Greenville, SC enjoyed her original choreography and theatric poetry. In Denver, Colorado she earned a degree in storytelling. Her storytelling was a repeated feature at Denver’s Black Arts Festival. She produced three Tellabration programs in Denver, told at schools and art festivals, and produced storytelling programs for public access TV.
In Des Moines, Iowa, she and her husband, Brian Payne, creator of Zinc Comics, opened Darshan Comic Studio and Storytelling Theater. In addition to performances there, she participated in the Iowa Touring Arts Team and was on the Iowa artists registry. She told stories about Iowa’s participation in the Underground Railroad as an Humanities Iowa Speaker throughout the state.
After working as a registered nurse, Skywalker returned to live storytelling in Homer, Alaska, where she now lives. In addition to performing in theatres and art galleries, she began Homer’s first storytelling group and produces an annual Tellabration.