HomeFeaturesFeatures › Q&A: Poet Cleo Wade on Self-Love, Community and Promoting Progress Through Art


Cleo Wade is certainly an artistic force to be reckoned with. Wade, who is a poet, activist, avid lover of people and yes, was once dubbed, “The Millennial Oprah,” by New York Magazine, has found fame through her absorbable poetry and engaging spirit. Her Instagram-famous mantras encourage everything from self-care to policy changes, with each one being built around the core values of love and community. Wade is currently on her nationwide, Courageous Love Tour, which serves as a space to not only connect more deeply with yourself, but also with the people around you. We had the chance to sit down with Wade during a recent visit to the Valley, where she gushed about Maya Angelou, creativity and how cultivating change starts by working within our own communities.