An artist, poet and storyteller who has been called ‘the Millennial Oprah’ by New York magazine, Cleo Wade believes in promoting change through positivity. Known to many through her extremely popular Instagram account, she uses her media profile to advocate for a greater future for women, people of colour and the LGBTIQ community. Cleo sits with Sara Mansour to chat about her career and her book, Heart Talk, a collection that offers inspiration and life lessons through poetry, mantras and affirmations.

Supported by the City of Parramatta.

Cleo Wade (International)

Wade, Cleo.jpg

Cleo Wade is an artist, poet and author of Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life. She contributes regularly to W Magazine, Teen Vogue and has presented at New York University, Columbia University and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. She has been named one of America’s Most Influential Women by Marie Claire and ‘the Millenial Oprah’ by New York Magazine.

Sara Mansour (Australian)

Mansour, Sara.jpeg

Sara Mansour is a lawyer, spoken word poet and co-founder of Bankstown Poetry Slam, Australia's largest regular spoken word event. An Australian born, Punchbowl-bred Muslim, Sara traverses the political in a personal way in her poetry. Sara has been a Mentor for the Youth Curators as part of the All Day YA Program. She is also a YA Ambassador for the Sydney Writers’ Festival.