Summer 2022 Remote Intern Sydney Schmidt

Sydney Schmidt (she/they) is a queer student journalist and undergraduate at George Washington University. They pursue a degree in Journalism & Mass Communication and International Affairs, with a concentration in Contemporary Cultures & Societies. She is a staff writer for College Magazine, blog manager for GW’s chapter of The Women’s Network, as well as Actions Deputy for GW’s chapter of the climate justice organization Sunrise. Her creative writing has appeared in GW’s student literary magazine Capitol Letters.

With Sinister Wisdom, Sydney is compiling a bibliography of poet and activist Terri Jewell’s work, and is enjoying the opportunity to learn more about Jewell’s writings, as well as the publications she appeared in. Additionally, Sydney is working on compiling and creating a design for an Editor Guidebook for Sinister Wisdom’s guest editors. Her transcription project is Hungerheart: The Story of a Soul, a 1915 semi-autobiographical novel written by Christabel Marshall.

Sydney Schmidt

"Empowerment comes from ideas."

Gloria Anzaldúa

“And the metaphorical lenses we choose are crucial, having the power to magnify, create better focus, and correct our vision.”
― Charlene Carruthers

"Your silence will not protect you."

Audre Lorde

“It’s revolutionary to connect with love”
— Tourmaline

"Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught."

― Leslie Feinberg

“The problem with the use of language of Revolution without praxis is that it promises to change everything while keeping everything the same. “
— Leila Raven