THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

Cleo Wade

Finalist in Literature

About Cleo Wade

The New Orleans-born Cleo Wade has accomplished an incredible amount by the young age of 28. The poet and artist has been featured in The New York Times and Vogue, served as a national surrogate for Hillary Clinton, and has her first book, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life set for release in March of 2018. All this led The Cut to rightly ask, “Is Cleo Wade the Millennial Oprah?” Cleo certainly uses her renown to help others, advocating this year for victims of Hurricane Harvey, and writing to empower women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community. She posts artistic renderings of her poetry on Instagram, where her 300K+ followers open their minds to her powerful words and follow along on her inspiring journey.

Cleo Wade's best work on social

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