Patricia R. Corbett is an award-winning playwright, an artist, advocate, educator, published author, personal historian, editor, feminist, and entrepreneur.
Her passions are art, community service, social justice, and education. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Virginia Union University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.
Patricia’s art examines social, political, racial, religious, and cultural matters that affect populations whose bodies, voices, and stories are muted, overlooked, misrepresented, or absent from conversations that elevate their existence. Among her many accomplishments, Patricia served for two years on the DC Black Pride Board of Directors and the Community Planning Committee for Capital Pride.
In 2014 she received the DC Black Pride Welmore Cook Award for outstanding community work. She is a recipient of a 2007 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council in Playwriting for the play, Fall of the House of Snow.
Patricia has been awarded the Banks-Koegel Commitment Award from the Youth Pride Alliance in Washington, D.C. She is featured in Sinister Wisdom 104 Lesbian Rising: Lesbian Feminist Art in the South.
This post is part of a partnership between GayRVA and Diversity Richmond to feature honoree’s of Diversity’s first LGBTQ+ Black History Month series. Honorees were asked to share their stories in their own words. We’ll be posting more honorees as the month continues.
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