“I love being apart of ESSE because I am in an environment that is positive and it is a magical place where womanhood, art, culture, history, and community are constantly being celebrated. ESSE allows me to be the vibrant woman that I am in a city that I love… and I get to share it all with the world; there is no greater gift.”
C. C. is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas. She’s a Performance Artist, Poet, Activist and the Sole Proprietor of Columbus Creative Arts + Activism and SAFI FABric MARKET. Mercer’s past credits include a number of plays and musicals in Arkansas, off – Broadway in New York, and internationally in Canterbury, England. Mercer fuses arts and activism by using theatre and textiles to tell social justice narratives, through merchandising and storytelling, with an emphasis of uplifting voices of color.
A dedicated public servant, a woman of many creative talents, and daughter of the legendary late civil rights lawyer, Attorney Christopher C. Mercer, Jr., she honors the legacy of her father by using theatre arts as a tool for empowerment, education, and social justice.