Sky Cubacub

Sky Cubacub (They/Them) is a non-binary queer and disabled Filipinx human from Chicago, IL. They are the creator of Rebirth Garments, a line of wearables for trans, queer and disabled people of all sizes and ages, which started in summer 2014. Sky is the editor of the Radical Visibility Zine, a full color cut and paste style zine that celebrates disabled queer life, with an emphasis on joy. As a multidisciplinary artist, Sky is interested in fulfilling the needs for disabled queer life, with an emphasis on joy. They have had over 45 fashion performances and lectured at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Utah, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University. Rebirth Garments has been featured in Teen Vogue, Nylon, Playboy, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Vice, Wussy Mag, and the New York Times. Sky was named 2018 Chicagoan of the Year by the Chicago Tribune and is a 2019/2020 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist and a Disability Futures Fellow.

Image: Video bumper screenshot for one of Sky's Radical Fit with YOUmedia Chicago's youtube videos. a picture of Sky's "Senior Noteable" photo from the Northside College Prep yearbook as "Most Dramatically Changed" with the text under that says " Sky Cubacub and You" with the "You" edited in. Sky as an 18 year old wearing on one half of their body on the left side, an all pink outfit with a pink coach bag and holding up their cheerleading uniform to signify them as a freshman, which even had their long hair braid from before pinned to the side of their head. The right side of their body has their makeup that looks like a tattoo, fun earrings, and clothing they embellished including a pliers embroidered shirt and a blazer with added chainmaille and doodads. There are a bunch of colorful geometric shapes that signify "You" with a starburst over where your head would be that says "New Year, New You". The Radical Fit for YOUmedia Chicago logo is on the right along with the words “New Year, New You, Rebirth Yourself! with Sky Cubacub , 12.28.2020 at 4pm cst” and the Chicago Public Library logo on the bottom right.

SPARK Microgrant

2020 - 2021,
Grant Recipient