Sayrah Parx is the Sentinel of Skytower Stadium. At the Second Life Cheerleading Squad (SLCS) in the Cheertopia region of Second Life you’ll often find Sayrah standing on a mid-level stadium deck keeping a watchful eye over the stadium.
Did you ever see that old Jessica Alba TV show “Dark Angel”? (2000-2002) The opening credits of each episode featured a shot of her sitting on top of the Seattle Space Needle keeping a watchful eye over her city.
Sometimes I think of Sayrah Parx a little bit like Max, Alba’s character in Dark Angel. And every now and then I like to stand with Sayrah.
Standing with Sayrah Parx – 16 January 2022
I didn’t know it on 16 January 2022, but that was the day I started “Standing with Sayrah”. It was simple. Nothing special. She was on the deck and I just stood with her for a while.
Sayrah Parx’ Rezday
Then on 14 July 2022, Sayrah Parx’ 14th Rezday, she wore her SL Starter Avi, “Girl Next Door” (GND). GND was my starter avi too. I put my old dress and hair on, but kept my mesh body! 😛
And the twins dressup project was on! Here we are in Lumyai’s Athlima Blue SLCS Uniform.
And Lumyai’s Athlima Black!
Drill Team Mashup
Sometimes Sayrah wears a mashup of pieces from SLCS Drill Team Uniforms.
Pink Crop + Denim Shorts
Sayrah Parx, Aero Bigboots, and Candy Necklaces!
When was the last time YOU had a Candy Necklace!?
The Ringer T has a built in, and really padded, bra! 😛
Maddy’s 2021 Valentine’s Uniform
Big Boots by Sayrah Parx
When I joined the squad in February 2011, Sayrah made a pair of Big Boots for me. Today we went over to Pixicat and found some clothes to wear with them!
Happy Rezday, every day, Sayrah.
Thank you for being you.
I love you.
I’ve worn many hats and tried on many identities as an avatar. I’ve been young and I’ve been old. Skinny and full-figured. Black and white. And red and green. A cheerleader and a derby girl. A barista and a host. I’ve seen so much love and beauty, so much desire, so much hunger for love and connection in the virtual world. I’ve seen that hunger and need expressed in unhelpful and destructive ways. Ways that can make living in this world as frustrating as living in the first life we came from. I’m touched by the tiny acts of kindness that surround us every day. If we can make it here, we can make it anywhere.