Sydney Burgess

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Sydney Burgess is a junior at The Madeira School in Virginia. She is the co-chair of the Butterfly Books Nonprofit Advisory Board, a role in which she works to promote literacy in underserved communities. Sydney campaigns for equal cultural acknowledgement and wider food options for Jewish students as a member of her school’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Committee. In her free time, she swims, writes for and edits her school newspaper, and volunteers at a nearby daycare. You can find Sydney hanging out with her dog Kula and blasting Lorde with the newest epic fantasy novel in her hands. 

Blog Posts

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A Defense of Failed Activism

Sydney Burgess

Any activist’s favorite thing to do is be better than everybody else.  

Topics: Activism
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Unleavened Pants

Sydney Burgess

There is nothing more connective than a bad joke, and every faux-annoyed eye roll or chuckle I get from my leggings is like a confirmation that Passover still binds us together.


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