T. Sydney Bergeron Mikus is a NYC-based writer, creator, and organizer, born and raised in Lancaster, PA. Sydney attended a dual-degree program at The New School, pursuing a BFA in Fashion Systems and Society and a self-designed BA in Race and Gender as Fashion Performance. They spent a semester in Amsterdam, NL, and various cities in Morocco researching international perspectives on gender and sexuality. Specifically, their research while abroad examined the (un)doing of gender performance through fashion.
In June and July 2017, Sydney was a design fellow for Planned Parenthood of New York City. Along with graphic designer Alexandra Morton, they redesigned PPNYC's community outreach materials and experiences, focusing on how to inspire positive and meaningful interactions between PPNYC representatives and passers-by on their street-level engagements. Their work culminated in a portable, spectacle-driven, educational game called Circle Up.
Sydney's written work includes academic texts, journalism, and personal essays. They worked at NYLON Magazine as a digital editorial intern, and continue writing freelance for the digital site.They are a co-author and peer-editor of Fear of Fashion: Critical Cases on the Anxiety of Fashion. Find all of their written work archived here.