Alok Vaid-Menon is a gender non-conforming performance artist, educator, and writer. Alok uses the pronoun ‘they’ and has received international attention for challenging the gender binary through fashion and poetry.
I admire Alok, because they work to normalize discussions of trauma, shame, and violence against trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) people of color, one poem, performance, and outfit at a time.
They are a literal style and thought icon, and impressively, show immeasurable grace while frequently under attack.
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