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Elladj Baldé in conversation with Will Siu 

on masculinity, the pressure of talent, and breaking out of the mold you are given to create what you want to see in the world.


Photography by Beau Grealy

Styling by Christine Nicholson

Elladj Baldé is a world-class figure skater who has used his gift for movement and expression on the ice to raise the bar in the figure skating culture and to spread the joy of figure skating through social media, to those who otherwise might not experience it. We connected him with Will Siu, MD, DPhil and expert in psychedelic therapies, for them to share their resonances on multicultural upbringing, showing vulnerability, finding and expressing your authentic vocation, and voice.

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