Leaf picking (Art by: Sydney Conteh)
I walk through your neuron pathways. Skipping past myelin sheath rocks. And looking at grey matter trees. They were once so green. But...
sydney is a Siera Leonean born writer, who was born during the Sierra Leonean civil war he specialises in poetry. His poems cover a wide range of racial, youth advocacy and war. Sydney has worked in youth advocacy for the last six years, he has been a playworker, coached athletics and been a teaching assistant, this gives sydney an insight into the lives of young people that enhances the reach of his youth advocacy poems.
Sydney is a published poet, podcast host (Thando writing, available on Spotify), and host on the Sway vine.
This website contains resources to help poets of all ages and experiences; the website also contains articles about influential people of underrepresented groups, with an accompanying poem.
Sydney loves writing personalised pieces for people, to request a personalised piece, contact details are available on this website and C.v and portfolio are available on request.
Sydney wrote me a short poem for my athletics group. His writing style is very unique and I was impressed by how he managed to use words to create emotions and feelings. Excellent job, I’d highly recommend.