Her poetry, artwork and prose speak to our power to create change through an individual and collective commitment to self-care, beloved community building, and social justice. Cleo writes for the New York Times, Teen Vogue, W Magazine and recently released her popular Ted Talk entitled “Want To Change the world? Start by being brave enough to care.” She has created large-scale public art installations across North America including most recently on a billboard in New York’s Times Square on International Women’s Day.
Cleo 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 sits on the board of the National Black Theater in Harlem, The Lower East Side Girls Club, as well as the advisory board of Gucci’s Chime For Change. Cleo has been named one of America’s 50 Most Influential Women by Marie Claire, 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, “The Millennial Oprah” by New York magazine, and “Everyone’s B.F.F.” by the New York Times.
- Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdon for a Better Life
True to her bestselling book, Cleo Wade brings her accessible brand of wisdom to life. Audiences will discover and unlock what is blocking them from thriving, and reflect on life lessons with simple, yet enduring takeaways. A talk woven from stories throughout her journey, Cleo encourages us all to become advocates for love and acceptance – in a time when both seem in short supply.
- Where To Begin: Harnessing Your Power To Create Big Change In Our Crazy World
Making change comes in all sizes and doesn’t always have to be one big gesture or nothing. Ready to be a part of building a society rooted in love, acceptance, justice, and equality but are stuck on where to start? In this talk, Cleo shares her ideas and mantras that will inspire you to show up and do something rather than walking away from the problems of the world. Pulling from the work in her second best-selling book, she encourages you to keep connected to hope during difficult moments.