Cleo Wade, an outspoken artist, speaker, poet, and the author of a forthcoming book, is an inspiring voice in today's world for gender and race equality.Cleo sits on the Creative Council of Emily’s List, the board of the National Black Theater in Harlem and was a National Surrogate for Hillary Clintons 2016 Presidential campaign, speaking and appearing on behalf of Hillary. Cleo is an ambassador for Women For Women International and is also avid supporter of Planned Parenthood and Free Arts, the non-profit creating arts programs for children from New York City’s underserved communities. In 2016, Cleo was named one of America’s 50 Most Influential Women on Marie Claire’s New Guard list, and was featured on the cover of New York Magazine’s The Cut in an article titled “Is Cleo Wade the Millennial Oprah?” She has also been featured by The New York Times, Vogue, Essence, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Teen Vogue, Vogue Italia, New York Magazine, Refinery 29, W Magazine, V Magazine, and People Magazine.
Cleo Wade was born and raised in New Orleans, and resides in New York City.
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