Rep. Sykes is 32-years old and African American. She says it’s hard to explain why she is being singled out. At the very least, she says it’s inconvenient and irritating.
But she says there is another reason for her raising awareness of her concerns.
“What is the face of leadership? Is it a middle-age white man, or a millennial black woman?
“I am hopeful people will start to recognize that leaders in our communities and our state are not monolithic.”