Hi! I'm Cleo Abram.
I build things and tell stories.
Right now, I’m producing two episodes of Vox’s show Explained on Netflix, crafting the story of these episodes through research, interviews, script writing, and more.
At Vox, I produce and host video and help develop new projects and shows.
For fun, I make Hey Kid, a YouTube series sharing my life today for my future kid(s?).
Before Vox, I wrote, produced, and hosted Model Citizen, a Racked video series that explored the hidden social and political issues within the fashion industry.
The Short Version is where I collect it all.
Into The Gloss
"Because I’ve been interested in politics for as long as I can remember, my friends always used to ask me for the 'short version' of major political debates. I started a newsletter and soon-to-be video series that breaks down what’s happening, why it’s important to know, and then summarizes each side in parallel. There’s no bullshit, it’s just very clear explanations."
Ghost Girls: Cleo Abram
”We met through a mutual friend who could not stop singing Cleo's praises, and it was evident why as soon as I met her. Gracious, elegant, a wicked sense of humor and crazy amounts of ambitious, Cleo is literally a dream girl. She's on a mission to help people understand the world around them through her work with Vox and her personal project The Short Version.”
WHAT WE SEE
"The more you learn about her, the more it becomes clear that the Short Version is an easy extension of an informed and inquisitive mind like Abram’s. If this interdisciplinary, eclectic, and exciting range of projects is what she’s produced so far, there’s sure to be much more to come. Check out more from Model Citizen and keep an eye out for what she’s doing next. It’s sure to be powerful, political, and thoughtful— just like she is."
More Than Model Radio
"The women who I've met through fashion think about the world in a way that reflects they know they can impact it. That has been the best part of modeling by far. There was a Gallup poll recently that showed around 30% of people think the media is fair and accurate. And I wonder at the power of being an individual in that space. In a time when people distrust the media, if it's used correctly, it can be very powerful."
"It’s so easy to focus on your own career, and we all should, but it’s absolutely essential to lift up the people around you as well. I’m working hard to be the type of person who always emails back, introduces people who should meet, gives long written feedback if ever I’m asked. Success is absolutely not a zero sum game."