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Cleo Wade          

Artist, Poet & Author

Cleo Wade was born in New Orleans in Louisiana, USA. As an artist, speaker, and poet, Wade is an inspiring voice in today's world for gender and race equality. Her poems speak to a greater future for all women, people of color, and the LGBTQI+ community. Wade's work is founded on the idea that art should not only be in the name of all people, but should serve all people.

Wade is the author of the bestselling books "Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life," "Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change in Our Crazy World," and "What the Road Said." She has been called "everybody’s BFF" by the NYTimes, the poet of her generation by Time magazine, and the "Millennial Oprah” by New York magazine, as well as being named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company.

Wade sits on the board of The Lower East Side Girls Club, the National Black Theatre in Harlem, and the Women’s Prison Association. When she is not at home in California with her partner, Simon Kinberg, and their daughter, Memphis, she can be found traveling around the country on her sold-out book tours, which have become a safe space to laugh, cry, hug, and offer support to fellow readers.


Cleo Wade creates journal to compliment poetry in 'Heart Talk'
Artist and poet Cleo Wade talks to Hoda and Jenna about the journal she created to compliment her book of inspirational poems and affirmations, “Heart Talk.
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