A child of the Great African-American Migration, Sharon Bridgforth was raised by Black Southerners who made home in Los Angeles/determined to make a better life for themselves and those to come. A Black queer gurl coming of age during assassinations, riots, the Black Power Movement and Soul Music – Sharon strives to model the unbending dignity, commitment to community, self-determination and Love of Black cultures that was modeled for her. Sharon is proud to be Artist In-Residence at Thousand Currents/an organization that supports grassroots, community based projects lead by women, youth and indigenous people in the global south. Widely published, Sharon is a Doris Duke Performing Artist, a Creative Capital Artist, New Dramatists alumnae and is recipient of funding from The Whitman Institute, MAP Fund and the National Performance Network. Check out her current project, dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Home at: http://sharonbridgforth.com.