Michelle Parkerson is a writer, lecturer and award-winning filmmaker based in Washington, DC. Her documentaries have aired on PBS and screened at prestigious international festivals including The Sundance Film Festival, The Berlin International Film Festival and AFI Fest. She has documented the lives of LGBTQ icon Audre Lorde, jazz innovator Betty Carter, acappella activists Sweet Honey in the Rock and legendary male impersonator, Storme’ DeLarverie. Her earlier films are currently streaming on The Criterion Channel.
Michelle has served on the film faculties of Northwestern University, Temple University, Howard University and in the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Delaware. She was also an Advisory Commissioner with the DC Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs and a Board Member of Mary’s House for Older Adults, Inc.