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Alok Vaid-Menon

Internationally Acclaimed Writer, Performer, & Public Speaker

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ALOK (they/them) is an internationally acclaimed writer, performer, and public speaker. As a mixed-media artist their work explores themes of trauma, belonging, and the human condition. They are the author of Femme in Public (2017), Beyond the Gender Binary (2020), and Your Wound/My Garden (2021). They are the creator of #DeGenderFashion: a movement to degender fashion and beauty industries and have been honored as one of HuffPo’s Culture Shifters, NBC’s Pride 50, and Business Insider’s Doers. Over the past decade they have presented at more than 600 venues in 40 countries, most recently headlining the 2021 New York Comedy Festival. On screen they have appeared on HBO’s The Trans List (2016) and Random Acts of Flyness (2018) and Netflix’s Getting Curious with JVN (2022) and Absolute Dominion (forthcoming).