One scroll through Cleo Wade's Instagram feed of short, soulful handwritten poetry will tell you that she prioritizes activism in an age when there's no question that it's necessary. She's also a woman who clearly takes the best possible care of herself. "Just a reminder: Self-care is not something you have. It is something you CLAIM," she posted earlier this month.
While both self-care and activism are crucial in this day and age, the two don't always go hand in hand. So when Wade stopped by the mbg office on a blustery winter day, we decided to ask her how she finds the energy to show up at protests and speak out against the current political climate while still finding the space to take care of herself.