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Carrie Bates (she/her)

Carrie has had a wonderfully varied career of employment and self-employment which included long spells of being a news and current affairs sound engineer, holistic massage practitioner specialising in physical and emotional trauma and community development outreach work encouraging and supporting vulnerable individuals and groups to achieve some of their dreams and live more satisfying lives. Throughout her life she has always been passionate about equality and social justice for everyone.

Carrie loved being a Coming Back Out Ball (CBOB) participant at the Elder’s LGBTI+ Social Dance Clubs in person and online.  During the project she took part in, and thoroughly enjoyed, all the extra activities on zoom (CBOB community forum, chat groups, creating a rap song with Karen Dunbar, her desert island disco tracks, cookery classes, embroidery, origami, writing poetry, group videos – sending messages for the LGBTI+ youth group, for people in care homes, Little Bird choreographed dance for the online Ball) and promoted CBOB in Radio Scotland interviews. She was photographed for the Portraits of an LGBTI+ Generation exhibition which was shown at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow.

Her home has been near Inverness for the last 25 years. As an older lesbian, CBOB dramatically widened her LGBTI+ circle of friends and rekindled her enjoyment in dancing. Carrie loves her campervan and frequently goes exploring / visiting friends around the UK.

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