Barb Sykes

Seattle (presently)

Barb Sykes

Seattle (presently)

I'm on a journey of self-discovery and transformation into a more compassionate, authentic and passionate being. I've lived most of my life as a daughter, sister, friend, and mother. Yet, something seemed to be still missing. I became a wife a few years ago; yet, still I find myself searching for some truer meaning to my life. What I have discovered along the paths: I enjoy yoga and meditation - it centers me, relaxes my spirit. I love dancing - expressing of freedom. I love to bake - the smell of goodness in the air. I love foreign/international films & having friends from various countries - gives me a richer perspective of cultures, customs and lives. I enjoy reading books - though it takes me a time to finish reading them. I'm passionate about our communities healing and becoming empowered - my heart aches at the injustice and lack of empathy we have toward each other. I desire to travel, to explore, to have adventures - Italy, Morocco, Cape Verde, Senegal, Chile, Turkey...

Because of my searching not feeling satisfied and happy of where I am in life, I finally joined the Peace Corps and currently doing my service in Ghana. This path is what I needed - an adventure into discovering and metamorphosing into a strong, beautiful and passionate woman who loves the skin she is in. I realize I am still a work of art, being molded and shaped to fulfill my heart's and my soul's longings and gentle nudges. I am learning to no longer live within the box or behind the mask I had been taught and expected to do.

  • Work
    • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Education
    • Morris Brown
    • Fisk University