What We Do

Skye and Sylvs are the hosts of a weekly podcast that covers the week in women’s soccer from the lens of two Black women who love and understand the sport. We also strive to bring Black American culture to soccer in the United States and embrace all cultures of the Diaspora in the beautiful game.

Some highlights of our show include:

  •  Shea Butter Superlatives, where we highlight specific moments and skills performed by Black players
  • Soccer Skool, where we break down the basics of soccer including player positions, formation/tactical set up and rules.
  • Get Ya Fits Rights , where we explore incorporation of Black culture into the clothing/footwear used on and off the pitch.  We have also done multiple crossover episodes with Diaspora United, For The Culture United (FTCUTD), Gal Pal Sports, Sounder At Heart, and 2Cents FC. Additionally, we have covered the NWSL Expansion and College Drafts and Liga MX Feminil’s Liguilla final on Twitter Spaces with Eugene Ripinski and AJ Juarez. We have also started our series The Shea Butter Kickback, a live interview platform on Twitter Spaces. We have three episodes with Angel City FC’s Jasmyne Spencer, NWSL rookie Sydney Cummings and North Carolina Courage’s Jorian Baucom.

The Co-Hosts


Skye (She/Her)

Skye is an engineer from Southwest Atlanta, who grew up playing soccer at the YMCA and later in high school, where she was a defender and goal keeper. While she went to many Atlanta Beat games growing up, she didn’t quite see herself in the overtly white soccer landscape.

However, she had a renewed passion for the game in college whilst experiencing passion for the game from many of her classmates from across globe, and became quite the fanatic and diehard watcher.

SkyE hopes to help amplify voices of the marginalized, especially Black women, within the sports, and help build community to dismantle the barriers that made it hard for her to flourish within in this game when she was younger.

Connect with SkyE on twitter @skyfyefutbol

Sylvs (She/Her)

Sylvs is a higher education professional with a deep love for the beautiful game. Raised in Central Virginia, she was introduced to the game via the Richmond Kickers, a USL 1 team.

She is also a child of the 99ers and has loved women’s soccer ever since, even when it didn’t love her back. Sylvs currently resides in the Pacific Northwest where she is far colder than she wishes to be.

Her ultimate goal is to give a voice to those that often go unheard in the game and to infuse soccer in the States with a culture it has often excluded. The game, ultimately, is for everybody.

Connect with Sylvs on twitter @southernsylvs