Melissa Barron

Melissa Barron

Crone of Arc, aka: Melissa Barron & Syn, identifies as non-binary – preferred pronouns: she/her. She’s an artist, environmentalist, fashionista, feminist, mother, grandmother, business woman, cancer survivor AND an age disrupter/age positive advocate hoping to help redefine modern “eldering.”

Melissa earned a BS from University of California, Davis in Environmental Planning and Management/Landscape Architecture. Since she marched in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, she’s been an active environmentalist. As an ex-Pan Am flight attendant she’s traveled extensively and, for 25 years, held leadership positions in the fashion, media, and internet industries.

For 20 years, she’s attended Burning Man with her partner, Lightning and her children. She’s been one of the lead artists and built five large scale art installations including the “Temple of Whollyness” in 2013. She’s also created four performance art pieces including the series: “Crowning Glory” (2005 – 2007) & “First Ritual” (2017). Her art and jewelry have been featured in books and museums including the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery’s 2018 exhibit “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.” In 2013, she founded “Art for Trees,” an initiative to replenish wood burned at the gathering. By 2020, they have planted over 100,000 trees towards that goal.

 

Melissa Barron will be sharing Age Disrupting: The Waning Moon Years.