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Cleo Wade is a poet, artist, and the author of the best selling book, “Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life.”

As seen in her 2018 ted talk Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care, her work speaks to our collective power to create change through self-care, beloved community building, and social justice.

She has been named one of America’s 50 Most Influential Women by Marie Claire, 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company, and “The Millennial Oprah” by New York Magazine.

Cleo lives in New York City where she sits on the board of The Lower East Side Girls Club, The National Black Theatre in Harlem, as well as the advisory board of Gucci’s Chime for Change.