About the Author
Cleo (they/them) is a Black, femme, genderfluid poet and elementary education student. They have been blessed with opportunities to perform I in their home of New Jersey, as well as Boston, New York, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia, both individually and on national poetry teams, either for showcase or competition. They were a member of Penn State’s 2019 1st place earning CUPSI team and a member of the 2018 2nd place earning “Ashe Not Ashy” FEMs tournament team. They aspire for their work to be honest, healing, radically joyful, and unapologetic.