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Life & Work with Skylar Calico

Today we’d like to introduce you to Skylar Calico. 

Hi Skylar, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I was born in Germany, grew up in Massachusetts. I moved down to the south in 2016 and ended up in Florida in 2019. I always loved to make people laugh and share my sometimes-odd perspectives on life. During covid quarantine, I started doing funny videos sharing my view on everyday life and experiences as well as mental health tips and advice. So many people reached out to me and told me how much my videos helped them get through the day that I kept doing them and eventually got on TikTok where I quickly started gaining followers. I really love sharing my story with mental health and showing people that they aren’t alone, no matter how alone they may feel. That it’s ok to feel broken some days. That’s the message that I want to promote. That it gets easier, it gets better. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Oh god, where to start? I’ve struggled with my mental health for years. I’ve struggled with addiction. I’ve had horrible unspeakable things done to me. But I’m still here, I’m still fighting, and I want others who have gone through or are currently going through the same things to know that it’s ok. Progress is progress no matter how small. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I don’t even know what I do anymore. My day job is a bartender at Pop a Beer bar and grill. Other than that, I model, I promote local businesses and talent, and I make funny videos. What sets me apart from others? I’ve been told it’s my voice. I say what everyone is thinking but no one wants to say. 

How do you define success?
To me, I always said I would be successful if I had my own place, a cat, and was doing something I love. I’m most of the way there. (My cats’ names are Mimi and Paint Chip by the way) 

Contact Info:

  • Email: skylarcalico@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @skylarcalico
  • Facebook: Skylar Calico
  • Other: TikTok: Skylarcalico


Image Credits:

David Dickey Jr
Gerard Blignaut

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