Humans of Archer Episode 2: Cydney Davis ’18.

Nelly Rouzroch May 27, 2016 20
Humans of Archer Episode 2: Cydney Davis ’18.
A still from Humans of Archer Episode 2. Photographer: Nelly Rouzroch '18.

Welcome to Humans of Archer! This new segment of the Archer Oracle highlights students with a special talent or a unique story that they want to share with the Archer community.

The second episode is about Cydney Davis ’18, who is known around Archer as a three-sport athlete, but there is more to Davis than being an athlete.

Watch the video below to hear her story about her relationship with her family.

humans of archer ep. 2 – cyd final from Oracle on Vimeo.


  1. Cydney Davis May 27, 2016 at 9:27 PM -

    Thank you so much for interviewing me Anika and Nelly! This is a very personal and vulnerable topic in my life and I’m so glad I was able to share my story with the Archer community. The feedback I’ve been getting from my family and friends just makes this experience so much better. It’s such an honor to be able to empower and inspire others going through the same situation, too.

  2. Regenia Andrewa May 27, 2016 at 10:52 PM -

    Cydney is an amazing teen. She is a great example of what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It’s true we become who we are due to our circumstances both good and bad. Cydney took the high road during her trying times and became stronger and definitely mature for any age let along for her tender age of 16. She is an inspiration for everyone because she continues to excel. She didn’t ask for the cards she was dealt, no one does. She took lemons and made lemonade. I am so proud of her because she is a gladiator. Keep fighting through your battles Cydney and always know you are blessed and you have so much love and support. Never ever give up on anything you want in life because young lady you are on the path of success. Enjoy the ride!

  3. Roan May 28, 2016 at 7:42 AM -

    Great interview and topic!
    Cydney, I’m so very proud of you. I’ve watched you grow up with such determination, commitment, and desire to succeed in everything that you do…never knowing these inter feelings you were dealing with that you shared. I’m glad you never let it get in your way, but instead, provided motivation.
    You’ve been bless to have such a loving and beautiful mom, wonderful grandparents, uncle, and close family friends as your foundation.

    Love you, love you, love you Cydney. I’m so very proud to call you my god-daughter. Keep reaching for the stars young lady. Uncle Roan

  4. Anita Arrington May 28, 2016 at 8:28 AM -

    To hear Cydney speak about her adversity at an early age and how to handle it was amazing. Thank God for her mom and her support group that encourages her to keep moving forward and be all that she can be. Cydney’s positive attitude and optimism toward life will cause her to continue to propel in life. Thank you Cydney for being so transparent, you never know how many young girls you have helped! Keep it pushing!!!😊

  5. DrD May 28, 2016 at 8:44 AM -

    What an amazing story and what an amazing young lady you are Miss Cydney. It makes me very proud to hear your story and know that you have inspired others by telling it. Remember Greatness is not measured by one’s accomplishments but by the opposition one overcomes to reach your goals. Keep Daring Greatly!

  6. Maisha May 28, 2016 at 11:03 AM -

    Hey Cydney,
    I am so incredibly proud of your resilience and ability to acknowledge and handle such a sensitive topic in this brave manner. You and auntie Ros are my inspiration and motivation to bear through the challenges of being a single mother. You have an incredible success story of what can be done when you have a positive perspective. Yes, it does suck but you’ve truly been blessed when it comes to your mom. Zain and I love you so much and it’s been a blessing for us to watch you grow into the beautiful soul, spirit, young lady that you are.
    Continue to soar! <3

  7. Lisa Laster May 28, 2016 at 12:02 PM -

    Cyd, I am so very proud of you and the young lady you have become. Eagle status baby girl spread your wings and soar. Remember your situation does not define you and thanks to The Oracle for providing a platform for Cydney to share her back story,kudos Rosalyn for being a guiding force and a awesome role model, and to Cyd’s village you all are wonderful!!

  8. Carolyn Hampton May 28, 2016 at 1:07 PM -

    Great job, Cydney! I agree with so many of your points, especially (1) you have an AMAZING mother, and (2) hardships do make us grown and shape who we are for the better. Thanks for sharing something so personal.

  9. Ernest Morgan May 28, 2016 at 4:54 PM -

    Cyd, love yourself always, you know what you’ve been through, and what had to overcome to get to this point. Which means you also know you’re capable of achieving amazing things.

  10. Auntie Nicky May 28, 2016 at 4:58 PM -

    Cydney you are a very smart, strong, and courageous young lady! Your story is shared by so many others who haven’t figured out how to overcome even as adults. You have given them hope and inspiration. Truly a force to reckon with…

  11. Kyle M May 28, 2016 at 6:35 PM -

    Good job cyd. Way to stand up straight and tall and keep your head up. I love you baby girl. Keep it going.

  12. Naomi May 28, 2016 at 7:41 PM -

    Coming from the same background, it makes me so proud to know someone who has a beautiful way of viewing life. Thanks for sharing this.!

  13. Tina May 28, 2016 at 7:50 PM -

    Cydney! Way to go girl!! It takes a lot to make that decision and be ok with it but using it to inspire others takes it to a whole new level!

  14. Elizabeth Daire May 29, 2016 at 9:35 AM -

    Cydney you are true inspiration! As a product of a single mother household, I understand how difficult it can be, especially when you are younger, to watch the relationship other kids have with their fathers. I am glad you stopped blaming yourself and chose happiness.
    You are a light for other young women who may be dealing with a similar situation. I am so proud of you for being vocal about your truth and putting this side of yourself on display. I know the greatness that is inside of you and have watched it grow over the years. You are a champion and drive me to keep reaching for my goals. Thank you for being you!

  15. Jeffri May 29, 2016 at 10:28 AM -

    Such wise words sis! …”use it as a stepping stone to reach your full potential.”

    Talk about leading by example! I’m so proud that you’ve always made the conscious choice to be your best self regardless of a circumstance that could have influenced otherwise. That ability alone makes you one exceptional young lady! With your determination and a wonderful mother to guide you, you’re destined for greatness!

    Love you Always!

  16. Tonya May 29, 2016 at 10:51 AM -

    If I had a daughter, this is who I’d want her to look at and idolize….beyond impressive. I know how hard that must’ve been to openly discuss and she did it so eloquently and heartfelt. I am such a fan of this young lady for many reasons but her grace in life is something all women, young and old, could learn from and emulate. Well done baby girl!

  17. Deborah May 29, 2016 at 1:25 PM -

    Cydney what a great interview. What an awesome mature young lady you have definitely become. Your mom and I often talked about our daughters and the level of maturity they have and the obstacles they were faced with at school and how they never ever succumbed to the peer pressure how they are age-appropriate and just beautiful strong smart young ladies. I’m so happy that you are happy and I’m so grateful that you recognize your mom for all the things that she does for you. Because she does so much she sacrifices 100% of herself so that you can be the best that you can be and it’s so good to see that you truly recognize and appreciate that. Great job Cydney awesome job

  18. Jacquelyn May 29, 2016 at 6:46 PM -

    You Go Cyd!!!! I love that you are a strong teen, Amazing person and Loving child. i’m happy that you make wise choices and believe in yourself. I adore your self-esteem not many young ladies have that at your age, You have a good head on you shoulders, and kudos to your wonderful mother!!!! I love you both so very much and continue being a good example to your fellow classmates.

  19. Lauren and Justin June 28, 2016 at 5:38 PM -

    Cyd! We are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished so far! This was such an inspiring article. You have a beautiful outlook on life. Continue on this path for you are killing it!! You are destined to do amazing things in life! We are here if you ever need anything. We love you! – Lauren and Justin

  20. Yvonne Thomspon July 3, 2016 at 2:04 PM -

    Cydney, my intentions were to respond to this wonderful piece the moment I saw it. I had to actually gather my thoughts because your words reminded me and took me back to my childhood. I am so proud of you! You are blessed with a mother that nourishes your soul and moves mountains to make things happen for you! She has placed a village around you and makes sure that God is first in your life… Cyd, you at such a young age have realized what some 3 times your age have yet to discover…. Nothing my dear, will hold you back!! Wishing you all the happiness in the world !!! Luv Ya!
    Auntie Yvonne 💕