BTC sat down with Sydney Washington to learn more about the work she is doing in the classical ballet and mental health world!
Super excited to be sharing our first member of the BTC squad and one of my closest friends, Sydney Washington. Sydney and I met 6 years ago in college (shoutout to Skidmore College!). My sophomore year we became really close and even started a student club on campus for Queer Femmes of Color.
Since graduating from college Sydney has been on the move! After taking a hiatus from dance to focus on her mental health and self care, Sydney started sharing her experience, candidly and openly, about her mental differences. Over the years, her IG page has picked up quite a following attracting over 20k followers. Sydney doesn't just focus on mental health, but is also a voice for LGBTQ folks and black ballerinas, daring the ballet world to prioritize diversity.
Sydney has been featured in major publications such as Teen Vogue and has been a proud voice for queer folks, black ballerinas and others experiencing mental differences.
Read how she is LIVING LIFE BEYOND THE CLOUDS below!
Where are you from?
Originally? Mitchellville, Maryland. A sleepy, idyllic suburb of Washington, D.C. My mom drove me back and forth to New York City on weekends to visit my grandparents. I lived in Atlanta, GA for five years...and now I’m back in New York City.
Check out blackswandiaries.com