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The New Orleans-born poet is behind the standout Instagram account that's capturing our attention right now 


Cleo Wade (@cleowade) can be classified as many things: a poet, an artist, a speaker, an activist. The common denominator in all her pursuits, though, is honesty. Her messages—whether written on a typewriter, scrawled on a bar napkin, or living as installations on the walls of historic buildings—are plainly stated and positive. “If I can help anyone be less lonely in the world,” she says, “those are my best days.” 155,000 followers