Barnes is proud to support Black Lives Matter. Discussing being a role model, she stated:
It's a great honour that people would hold me in such regard. I'm so grateful to be where I am, and in the position, I am with my career.
BLM is just a way of life for me; it's how I grew up and what I've experienced. The hope is that people become more aware and have these discussions at home, speak up for those who feel compromised to do so, and make changes outwardly and inwardly by informing themselves.
Ultimately, she hopes to create more opportunities. She explained:
I want to be able to bring people of colour into roles that aren't just one-sided or stereotypical.