Sun’Shyne Mathieu is the child of an incarcerated parent, a youth advocate for kids with incarcerated parents, and the youth coordinator of Daughters Beyond Incarceration. A native of New Orleans, Sun’Shyne is an expert on trauma due to parental incarceration and being a youth advocate. She is dedicated to educating communities on best practices for shifting paradigms and creating safe and supportive environments for children living with incarcerated parents (CIPs) to decrease trauma-related stress and anxiety and nurture success. Sun’Shyne is often called upon to speak on panels; Sun’Shyne uses platforms available to her to raise the public’s consciousness on the hardships CIPs (Children of incarcerated Parents) face. Sun’Shyne is a graduate of Chalmette High School at the age of 16.