Donita Sparks is a vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, writer and creative director. She is the co-founder (along with Suzi Gardner) of the legendary American grunge band, L7. In addition, Sparks released her debut solo record Transmiticate in February 2008. Her work has been featured in films such as Natural Born Killers, Serial Mom, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Brokeback Mountain, and video games such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Rock Band 2.
She Co-Directed both Andres for L7’s Hungry for Stink and Infancy of a Disaster for her solo project Donita Sparks and the Stellar Moments.
Sparks and L7 formed Rock for Choice with the Feminist Majority Foundation in 1991, staging numerous concerts featuring some of the biggest bands in the industry benefiting pro-choice organizations. In 2015, L7 embarked on a reunion tour. That same year Sparks became the creative consultant on the full-length documentary, 2017’s L7: Pretend We’re Dead, the story of L7 featuring interviews with Joan Jett, Shirley Manson, Butch Big, Krist Novoselic and many more.
In 2012, Sparks was the Co-Creator and Executive Producer on Ambassadors of Rock, created for FUSE TV. From 2006-2008 Sparks wrote a weekly music column called The Spin Im In for the popular progressive site, Firedoglake,
Sparks is also the drummer for a performance art/tribute band called Lou Man Group where she performs in Blue Face the music of Lou Reed.