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Tara B

b.1980

Art is the way I have found to either isolate/hide from the noise and/or try pulling it out from within. I am an abuse survivor, and it was hard to live life....until the right combination and dosages of meds, years of therapy and a few support groups brought me back to the living. I spent more than a decade doing my other thing: playing in bands that toured internationally with wildly varying degrees of success. A stream of ex-bandmates remain in my life in place of family.

I am influenced by gorgeous small animals like tribbles and wizardly cats, science fiction, solitude, tinnitus, illness, chronic nightmares, fear, and love.

Among other things, Tara Circus Barnes is a musician, an artist, and K-12 curriculum consultant based in Oakland, California.