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Patricia R. Corbett is a storyteller, award-winning playwright, educator, personal historian, editor, and entrepreneur. Her passions include 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, Plainfield, VT. Among her many accomplishments, she received an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council for her play, Fall of the House of Snow. She served on the DC Black Pride Board of Directors and the DC Capital Pride Community Planning Committee and received the 2014 DC Black Pride Welmore Cook Award for outstanding community service and the Banks-Koegel Commitment Award from Youth Pride Alliance for her commitment to LGBTQ youth. In 2017, Diversity Richmond awarded Patricia an RVA Unsung Black LGBTQ Community award. She is a featured Virginia artist in the 2017 Sinister Wisdom 104 Lesbianima Rising: Lesbian Feminist Art in the South, 1974-1996. In 2022 Patricia became the first black Executive Director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh.

photo courtesy of the Carolina Hurricanes (2022)

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