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Carlos Vara

It’s been a long road to building self-esteem for Carlos Vara, who has overcome many challenges to arrive where he is today. When Vara was 13, he was diagnosed with Tourette’s and was confined to his bedroom. Vara also knew he was gay, which was not acceptable in his conservative town. Vara channeled these emotions and circumstances into a creative outlet and started writing his feelings into songs. Vara is off to a strong start with his debut EP, Have You Ever Seen A Boy Break Down?