Multi-disciplined artist and advocate Sydney Rogers has been performing as Miss Barbie Q for over three decades. From drag queen story to social justice drag, Sydney has coined their work “artivism.” They share with Robin and Sarah how their daily work as a clinical social worker in training and advocate for trans employment rights and leadership development intersects with their stage persona and how they weave the two worlds together. Sydney speaks to carrying the responsibility of being the first Black trans person to break into many spaces and the self care practices that sustain them. Our expansive conversation touches on fashion, the power of performance, book bans, navigating fear, how to be an trans ally in this moment and so much more.
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