Tuesday Barnes is from Baltimore, MD where she got her early start in theater in her middle school’s production of “Annie.” After being cast as Ms. Hanigan, Tuesday fell in love with the stage and decided that she wanted to continue to develop her craft. Tuesday was accepted to participate in the Baltimore School for the Arts TWIGS program where she learned the fundamentals of acting. In high school, she acted in performances of Harriet Tubman and Maya Angelou. Later, in college Tuesday performed in the Vagina Monologues as well as productions at the Kennedy Center, DC Fringe Festival, DC Black Theatre Festival, and others. Today, Tuesday is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park which provides her a critical lens to think about the development of the individual story as it connects to larger structures. In her writing, Tuesday hopes to challenge the limitations of how we envision freedom for our lives and what kinds of compromises we make to remain complacent in our own suffering.Tuesday’s work challenges us to think about how we move toward our own vision of freedom.