Clinnesha D. Sibley is a playwright-scholar who advances the social consciousness of all people through her storytelling, teaching, directing 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. It was at this historically black college that she also learned the connection between social activism and artistic practice. Her fidelity to the real diversity of America is evident in her research/creative work. Her specific and uplifting writing, communicates the experiences of African-Americans, southerners and women.