Clinnesha D. Sibley, a native of McComb, Mississippi, strives to advance the social consciousness of all people through her writing, teaching, community activism and arts endeavoring. Growing up a playwright, poet and performer/dancer, Clinnesha committed to training exclusively as a playwright while attending Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. As an Interdisciplinary Career Oriented Humanities major, she learned to focus inward?exploring identity, psyche, and the human condition. It was at this historically black college that Clinnesha also learned the connection between social activism and artistic practice. A published author of plays, poetry, monologues and essays, she taught college courses before focusing on secondary education. In 2016, she moved back home to become a servant leader in the arts. Her project is the Southwest Mississippi Multiplex of Early Innovative Intervention Studies. The purpose of this research center is to discover ways in which arts and culture reduce barriers to children?s learning and give way to social cohesion.