Paji Honeychild Yankarr was born at Kurntumarrajarra, jilji (sandhill) country, near marsh country along the Canning Stock Route.
She married very young and her first husband died in the desert. She moved to Cherrabun Station where she worked washing clothes, cutting the lawn with scissors, watering the flowers and cooking at the stock camp.
In 1989 Honeychild married Boxer Yankarr (1930?97), also an artist and fellow student at Karrayili Adult Education Centre, at Junjuwa community.
In 1990 Honeychild learnt to make ceramics at classes organised by the Teenage Roadshow, a program funded by the Australia Council, and the department of Aboriginal Affairs, which sends artists to remote Aboriginal communities.
Honeychild first exhibited work in Karrayili at Tandanya, Adelaide, 1991. She was also represented in Images of Power: Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley, National Gallery of Victoria, 1993; and This is my country, a Mangkaja Arts exhibition held at Artspace, Claremont for the 1994 Festival of Perth. Her pottery was included in Delinquent Angel: Australian Historical, Aboriginal and Contemporary Ceramics, an exhibition at the Muzeo Internazionale della Ceramiche, Faenza, 1995.