Deb Barnes (She/her)
GET TO KNOW DEB.
- One thing people might not know about you?
I’m Shy!! The side of me that I usually show the world is strong, confident, powerful, playful, expansive, and in the right circumstance, Fierce! These things are all true, but often lingering in the background is a bashful young girl - perhaps wearing a dirndle gingham dress - feeling a wee bit timid about stepping into the spotlight and owning her space. I’m always very kind to this side of me and take her hand as we step into the light.
- What is your favorite accessory? Where did you get it?
Can’t decide! I have 2 that I love to wear. A Tibetan sterling silver prayer bracelet that I wear every day. It has become a talisman for love and compassion for all living things. (it also mixes well with my unique collection of sterling cuffs and bracelets!) The other is an 18 karat gold charm bracelet. It’s packed. There are charms from my mom’s past, as well as quirky memory bits. When I was learning to play saxophone, my mom had a sax made for me from the gold in her teeth! Can you believe it?! Very special bracelet!
- What is your Favourite film or book?
The film “Being There” (1979), with Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLain. Chauncy’s pure light and innocence played against a self-absorbed covetous world still warms my heart all these decades later.
- Favourite dish to make?
Ha ha ha! Well, I’m not much of a cook these days! But I do make a helluva lot of popcorn! Sprinkled with a generous amount of nutritional yeast, or laden with garlic butter. Often my go to meal in the evening.
- If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have? And why?
Ah! To be a super-hero!! I would be the LoveBomb Great Mother of our Earth. With a powerful wind at my cape & tossing my massive Silver Grey Afro up and back from my benevolent face, I would use my powerful wand to endow the world with Kindness, Patience, Gratefulness, Calm & Empathy - Bountiful Love. Why? Well - can you imagine?!