Campus Pride has named spoken word artist, performer and scholar Kimberly Dark to its 2010 Hot List! – the top 25 LGBT favorite lecturers and performers nationwide.
The list serves as a unique resource for LGBTQ college student organizations, campus activities coordinators, student life officials and others looking to bring the best and brightest talent to their campuses while also increasing awareness, inclusion and visibility of LGBT people.
In selecting Dark, Campus Pride noted:
"Kimberly Dark is a writer, mother, performer and professor. She is the author of five award-winning solo performance scripts and her poetry and prose appear in a number of publications.
For more than ten years, Kimberly has inspired audiences in fancy theatres, esteemed universities and fabulous festivals. She tours widely in North America and Europe anywhere an audience loves a well-told story.
The Evening Echo in Cork, Ireland says, “the balance between objectivity and intimate analysis certainly gives Dark an edge and has made her a force to be reckoned with on every level.” The Salt Lake Tribune says, “Dark doesn’t shy away from provocative, incendiary statements, but don’t expect a rant. Her shows, leavened with humor, are more likely to explore how small everyday moments can inform the arc of our lives.” The High Plains Reader in Fargo ND says, “Dark’s skill as a storyteller gets to your heart by exposing hers.”
Campus Pride is the nation’s leading non-profit working to create safer, more LGBT-inclusive colleges and build future LGBT and ally leaders. Learn more about their work and the resources they have to offer, including the National Report "2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People," at CampusPride.org