press, features, & interviews

The New York Times

September 29, 2020 | article source 

An unusual school year has started in earnest, and with it has come the return of digital proctoring programs. This is software that can lock down students’ computers, record their faces and scan their rooms, all with the intention to thwart cheating.

These programs, with names like ProctorU and Proctorio, first raised alarms about privacy as they were adopted by schools. Now many students are finding that the programs they’re required to use may not have been well-designed to consider race, class or disability — and in some cases, simply don’t work. Many are organizing on and across campuses for alternatives or for their eradication.

Folks: A Pillpack Magazine

January 30, 2020 | article feature

How Professional Artists Deal With Chronic Conditions: “I was following the ‘sleep when you’re dead’ mentality that’s celebrated in the art world, where people get judgmental if an artist is not doing as much work as possible… even if that means sacrificing your own health.” 

Queer Cosmos

December 3, 2019 | instagram TV feature

On Inclusion: In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities today, I spoke with cultural worker @taysydberg in Scorpio Season about ways the transformational community - coaches, trainers, therapists, and metaphysicians -can be as inclusive as possible for readers and clients with disabilities.


June 12, 2019 | podcast episode guest

NEW EPISODE! Writer / activist / model / marvel @taysydberg joined Lauren this week to talk about living with Lyme, POTS and Hashimoto's. One topic that's very clear in Sydney's work, as well as in our discussion: IDENTITY. Let's get into it. Tune in now on @itunes or wherever you listen to podcasts!


May 31, 2019 | article feature

6 creatives on how to make self-care more inclusive: "The main issue I have with the wellness industry is that it's often unfortunately utilized as a way to blame people for their health or lack thereof. The wellness industry doesn't factor in genetics, socioeconomics, location and environment, or luck, which are all factors with a huge influence on disability and chronic illness."

The Wing

May 7, 2019 | instagram feature

It started with a Winglet date to see a Wrinkle in Time and quickly turned into a night of bonding over advocacy around personal illnesses. Not too long later, Wing members @taysydberg and @aditijuneja3 decided to start a support circle for folks with invisible illnesses— and tonight they host their fourth Invisible Illness Support Circle at The Wing!!!


March 28, 2019 | video feature w interview and behind-the-scenes footage

Meet Three Emerging Voices in Sustainable Fashion: Recently, I had the chance to speak with three emerging designers in the sustainable fashion community. They each have a unique voice yet share a passion for creating change through their work. Most compelling about these designers, aside from their obvious drive and talent, is their clear sense of purpose. They each feel the urgency of the sustainable mission and have taken personal responsibility to push the fashion community towards ethical design practices.


March 12, 2019 | instagram feature

INTRODUCING the next wave of creative talents: @taysydberg and @katewalz. We spoke to them about their drive, purpose and the reason behind their passion for sustainability. Feeling inspired and grateful. Thank you for this beautiful day!

The New School

October 1, 2018 | twitter feature

"I identify as disabled because I have a chronic, incurable illness that disadvantages me in a society that values people based on our level of productivity." @EugeneLang/@ParsonsDesign student @taysydberg

The Wing

September 20, 2018 | twitter feature

Forever proud of our Winglet @taysydberg who just published this incredible essay about living with an invisible disability and self-advocacy. Floored by you!!!!!

Sorjo Magazine

July 29, 2018 | interview

Non-Binary Writer + Activist, T. Sydney Bergeron Mikus, on Tick Borne Diseases: Ever heard of Tick Borne Diseases? If not, then you’ve probably heard about one of the most common tick borne diseases (TBD)  which is Lyme disease. It’s a serious illness caused by a bite from an infected tick and according to the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation, “Ticks pick up the bacteria by biting infected animals, and then pass it on to other animals, including human hosts.” I caught up with a T. Sydney Bergeron Mikus, an activist for TBD prevention and treatment. She definitely gave me more insight into how she lives with her illness and what she’s doing to spread awareness. Here’s what she had to say.


May 30, 2018 | article feature

what dating is like when you're disabled: "It’s unfortunate that it falls on marginalised 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."

Teen Vogue

May 25, 2018 | snapchat takeover

"Hi! I'm Sydney Bergeron Mikus, and I'm taking over Teen Vogue's Snapchat today for Lyme Awareness Month to talk about Lyme disease! And yes, it is what Bella Hadid has, as well as Anwar and Yolanda."

The Wing

May 25, 2018 | twitter feature

Winglet @taysydberg is taking over @TeenVogue's snapchat today to talk Lyme Disease and collaborating with @beautybakerie to raise awareness! Check check check it out!! 

The Wing

May 14, 2018 | twitter feature

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! Winglet @taysydberg has collaborated with make-up brand @beautybakerie and will donate a percentage of proceeds from Do It For the Graham Palette sales to the Global Lyme Alliance! Do it for the cause and check it out!

Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics

May 1, 2018 | campaign collaboration and interview

DO IT FOR THE CAUSE DURING LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH: In honor of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, we are donating a percentage of proceeds from all Do It For the Graham Palette sales to the Global Lyme Alliance! Our mission is to be Better not Bitter... And we were inspired by the story of Sydney, a Beauty Bakerie Sweetie who was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in 2017.

Twitter Moment

Mar 27, 2018 | quote in twitter moment

I'm a nonbinary, disabled femme, and @the_wing is one of the only spaces I can go to feel safe, because I know men aren't there and the Wing makes an effort to cater to minorities.

W Magazine

March 25, 2018 |mention in article

The Lessons a Teen Activist Want You to Learn From the March for Our Lives: For every student-turned-activist like Emma González, back in Parkland, there are hundreds more still quietly dealing with the aftermath of the tragedy. Those hundreds, though, are invisible in the media, as are those like one of my dear friends, the community organizer and disability advocate T. Sydney Bergeron Mikus, who organized a day of at-home activism in Brooklyn on Saturday for those who couldn’t make their way to a march. Another close friend of mine who’d been hoping to attend found herself instead having to figure out her anxiety medication and make sure her health was in order. These are valid reasons to sit out on the IRL action and find other forms of protests—the type we’re now also demanding deserve publicity.

Style Insider

November 14, 2017 | instagram feature

The best thing about cold weather: all the layers. 🌬 | 📷: @taysydberg

Planned Parenthood NYC

March 14, 2017 | instagram feature

@taysydberg is hand knitting these vulva sweaters to benefit PPNYC! They're custom so you can choose your own colors. 💕

Her Campus Millersville

August 28, 2016 | interview

Ever wondered what it would be like to intern for one of your favorite magazines? My friend Sydney Bergeron is currently living out that daydream as a digital editorial intern for Nylon. As an aspiring fashion designer, she not only is getting the ever-glamourous experience of working in fashion, but she is also developing a name for herself within the fashion and editorial world. She was even able to take over Nylon’s Snapchat to show her tutorial on how to make flower petal eyelashes! I asked Sydney how she would feel about being interviewed about her internship and she was more than happy to provide us all with her daily schedule, tips and overall advice on how to land that perfect fashion internship!

Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics

June 2, 2016 | feature on brand blog

UP YOUR CONTRAST WITH BOLD BLUES AND OTHER HUES: We’ve got the secret recipe to make sure your makeup is the only accessory you’ll need this summer. Sydney Bergeron Mikus, fashion specialist and writer for Nylon, guides us on how to create a captivating look full of contrasting colors. Sydney's favorite thing about fashion and beauty is "performing different personas through your styling."

NYLON Magazine

February 5, 2016 | instagram feature

when our intern @taysydberg's hair is an actual work of art 😍🌈✨

Teen Vogue

2015 | street style photo

Green pigtails, a flower crown, blue lips, and multi-colored brows?! We're in awe of this ultra-unique beauty look.

awards & honors

Guest on Uninvisible Pod, the winner of the 2019 WEGO Health Awards in the Best in Show: Podcast category.

The New School x Teen Vogue Summit

June 2018

Awarded free 3-day pass to the 2018 Teen Vogue Summit (view contest & submission)

Parsons x PPNYC Design Fellowship


Design fellowship & stipend

Dean's Merit Scholarship

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Recurring annual scholarship award

Lancaster County Young Artist Awards


Echo Valley Committee Choice Award
Gold Award - Apparel x2
Silver Award - Jewelry x2
Silver Award - Apparel x2
Silver Award - Art & Design

Burrowes Scholars

May 3, 2012


Lancaster County Young Artist Awards


Exhibition Award - Jewelry
Silver Award - Jewelry x2

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards


Silver Key - Poetry