Sydney Page



Education: McGill University, BA; Columbia University, MS in journalism

Sydney Page is a reporter who writes for The Washington Post’s Inspired Life section, a collection of stories about humanity. She has been a contributor to The Post since 2018, and has written for various sections, including Health, Americas, Gender & Identity and The Lily. Before joining The Post, Sydney was a writer and video producer at CTV National News and an editor at a Canadian news startup called the Bullet.
Latest from Sydney Page

She adopted a 40-pound cat, and now they’re on a weight loss journey together

Kay Ford, who adopted the oversized feline last week from a shelter in Richmond, plans to lose 20 pounds alongside her cat

April 24, 2023

Many signs in NYC could use an artist’s touch. This man is doing it for free, incognito.

Max Kolomatsky, who redesigns fliers and hangs them next to the original, says he wants the new signs to seem like they "appeared out of thin air."

April 21, 2023

A famed Afghan violinist moved to L.A. with nothing. Then a man with a violin called.

The Taliban bans playing music in Afghanistan, and having an instrument is a crime. Violinist Ali Esmahilzada fled with almost no possessions.

April 20, 2023

Teen mom with triplets had no support. Her babies’ NICU nurse adopted her.

The teen’s situation resonated deeply with the nurse, Katrina Mullen, who herself gave birth to a child when she was 16.

April 18, 2023

Former trash hauler enrolled at Harvard Law raises $70K for janitors, other workers there

"When I see them, I see me," said Rehan Staton, who was a sanitation worker for several years before becoming a student at Harvard Law.

April 15, 2023

Their teachers assign math, grammar — and giving small gifts to strangers

Students raise money to buy items such as flowers, dog treats, chocolates and coffee, then hand them out to strangers near the school.

April 13, 2023

She was lonely. So she started a club to make friends, and 35,000 people joined.

“Saying that you’re lonely and you don’t have people around, admitting to that was really scary," said Holly Cooke, who started The London Lonely Girls Club.

April 12, 2023

Her parents forbade their marriage as teens. 60 years later, they tied the knot.

Jeanette Steer now wears the engagement ring her first love bought her in 1963 — which she kept hidden in a jewelry box for 60 years.

April 5, 2023

He dreamed of playing college baseball. At 56, he left his job to do it.

“I don’t want to be a spectator, I want to be a player,” Jim Fullan decided while sitting on the sidelines at his grandchild’s game.

April 4, 2023

After she put down her dog, the dog’s favorite restaurant sent a condolence gift

A package arrived from Chick-fil-A with a handwritten condolence note, some small gifts — and a framed watercolor painting of her dog, Mollie.

March 31, 2023