"It’s unfortunate that it falls on marginalized communities to speak up about our experiences to promote change, but I do believe that’s key to inspiring adaptations in how our society functions to include us in the ways we need and deserve.”

T. Sydney Bergeron Mikus is an award-winning writer, creator, speaker, performer, and organizer based in Brooklyn, NY and Lancaster, PA.

They are a queer, nonbinary femme living with chronic illnesses that cause intersystem disabilities.

Sydney creates work driven by healing activism, art and narrative as tools for change, and self-care as disruption.

They have written or provided interviews for i-D, them., PAPER, NYLON, and more, and contributed to Teen Vogue, Planned Parenthood of NYC, and Beauty Bakerie.

Sydney is the founder and director of Simple Politicks.

Sydney sits on the advisory board of Astra Labs for their upcoming software suite Resist, developed to aid activists and organizers in our efforts.

They are also an inaugural member of the disability council at The Wing, advising on events, new spaces, and other accessibility topics.