Umbra is that girl. You know how teenagers are all so busy with finding their cliques and caring what other people think? You came to the wrong girl with that. Umbra is jovial, expressive, and has that natural aura where nothing negative permeates to her soul. That’s another big contributor to her personality, the soul, see Umbra is one for the mystic and spiritual arts. While others might find her obsession with the fates and the unseen weird, Umbra uses her practice of divination to help her and the lives of others. While she is labeled as a misfit because of her appearance and personality, Umbra couldn’t be more of a social butterfly. Her natural charisma, extroversion, and hunger for the unknown pushes her to interact with all walks of life as to build a better understanding and library of knowledge.
Umbra thrives on listening and congealing with the experiences of others. She loves to listen, offer advice, and support her friends through whatever adversity faces them. Although, not everything is all stars and signs. Even Umbra has her dark side, her Venus in retrograde. Having moved to Beverly Hills and facing a network of formidable people like never before, she’s had to adapt. And while she’s usually all spunk and spontaneity sometimes the witch and the bitch come out. Like any good magical potion, this one would take time to mix and mature. Let’s just hope that the senior class of BHHS wouldn’t be bewitched by this shining diamond.
► noteworthy appearance traits
Umbra is quite tall, standing at a height of 5’7. Her hair done in a sequence of dreads with a few colored white. A series of nose piercings she rotates through: stud, hoop, septum.
Her custom tarot cards
, but that’s subject to change since she’s taken a liking to her wicca book.
► current dilemma
Diamond is currently toeing the line between staying who she’s been and always will be and losing herself to the greater plane and allowing for a metamorphosis.
Umbra is an advocate of freedom of expression, as so, if anyone were to attack or sully her or her friends beliefs/identity she wouldn’t be above putting a curse on you.
- Initiates conversations by asking date of birth
- Tucks a dread above her lip and strokes it like a fully-grown mustache
- Likes to collect animal skulls and other fossils (teeth, claws, bones)
- Palm/Tarot card readings
- Learning wicca
- Shopping at thrift shops and antique stores
- Surprisingly enough, practicing her makeup and keeping up on the latest trends of fashion
Her dreams are simple and modest; all Diamond wishes for is to experience all life has to offer. AS long as she’s not tethered down in mind or body, she is willing to try anything.
Oddly enough, Diamond has Xanthophobia which is the fear anything with the color yellow. Ironically, Diamonds alias Umbra means shadow/shadow so it’s only natural she would be afraid of the sun.
✔ The sound/aesthetic of thunder and showers
✔ Authentic New Orleans Beignets
✔ Talking to a skull like Yorick’s from Hamlet
✖ Vicious Cycles
Umbra has found herself several rotating gigs all dealing in being a “psychic”. Her favorite spots are at the circus where she can dress up as a mystic, a mall kiosk with several crystals, and kids shows (mostly because parents are more interested).
► brief history
The diamond in the rough wasn’t found in sunny California, but instead the saintly New Orleans. Diamond was born to two loving parents, yet fate had other plans for them. One of her earliest memories was the picture of a man in all blue with a badge in the doorway of her grandmothers’ home. With the loss of her parents, her grandmother had taken to raising her for the rest of her life. Once a nurse, she retired in search of medicine that transcended conventional means. This is where Diamond had first been exposed to her future self and the onset of wicca. Having lived in New Orleans and deep in the heart of the bayou, the presence of Voodoo was a strong influence.
Luck never seemed to favor Diamond, a shadow that always loomed behind her. With the disastrous effects of Hurricane Katrina, Diamond and her grandmother had to relocate as the flooding of the bayou had destroyed their home. Wanting to leave this negative trend, the two moved to the other side of the country, California the golden state. Despite being an outsider and not on par monetarily with the upper echelon of Beverly Hills, Diamond was gifted with a beautiful mind. Her grades had granted her access to the elite even if her bank account didn’t. California allowed her to flourish and strengthen what made her a misfit in the first place. Having survived high school, Umbra has set her sights on the future horizon.
► extra information
Loves everything from New Orleans: Jumbo, Po-Boys, and crawfish