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Michelle Parkerson

Michelle Parkerson


Michelle Parkerson
                Board Member
  

 
 
 
Writer, filmmaker, educator and performance artist, Michelle Parkerson is from Washington, DC.  Among her award-winning films are Gotta Make This Journey: Sweet Honey in the Rock,  A Litany For Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde (co-directed with Ada Gay Griffin) and Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box.  Her documentaries have screened at several prestigious international festivals, including The Sundance Film Festival, The Berlin Film Festival and The American Film Institute.  She has received numerous grants, awards and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, a D.C. Mayor’s Art Award, consecutive grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and a Community Pioneer Award from the Rainbow History Project.

 
Michelle is the author of “Waiting Rooms” (Common Ground Press), her first book of poetry and short fiction.  Her work has appeared in several anthologies of Black and LGBT literature over the years – most recently, “Full Moon on K Street” (Plan B Publishing), a poetry collection about Washington, DC from 1950 to the present and “Where My Girls At?” (BlackLight Press).  She has served on the faculties of Northwestern University, Howard University, the University of Delaware and Temple University’s Dept. of Film and Media Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

 
In May 2017, Parkerson was appointed to the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs Advisory Committee.