The prison system tore Barkaa’s newborn baby from her hands but this only taught her that the fight for justice was one she would be part of. At just 25 musician mother, barkanji and Gomeroi  artist Barka has come back from an ice addiction, severed her ties with the prison system, and had three young children along the way. She’s done this all while using music as an escape and tool to effect change in her life. 

This episode of Let’s Talk Beyond power and control is a perfect example of how one courageous woman takes back power and control and uses words and art to send out powerful messages.