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Kim Sykes

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Artistic Director-in-Residence

“I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.” —Hillary Clinton

Where Kim got her girl power: A working actor for over 25 years, Kim has represented actors as a board member and trustee for the Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. The union is where she began her art & activist life. Kim was formerly the Director of Special Projects for the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, where she became “woke” to the plight of human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women & girls.

How Kim has been staging the revolution: Kim is an actor and writer, as well as a member of The Actors Center and their Teacher Development Program. During the summer, Kim is the co-lead instructor for the SUNY Purchase Summer Young Actors Program. It is her passion to influence young actors and to encourage them to think and develop their craft. On the side, Kim coaches progressive activists and filmmakers on how to get their messages across in a clear and concise manner. Her published writings, plays, and artwork are all about women and girls and our continued struggle for equality and freedom from racism and injustice.

When Kim isn’t staging the revolution she’s painting, writing, and performing.

Hear more from Kim by emailing kim@girlbeheard.org.