Alok Vaid-Menon is an American performance artist and media personality. A scroll down the feed to spread education and explore themes of gender, race, trauma, belonging, and the human condition. A mixed-media artist who uses poetry, comedy, performance, lecture, sound art, fashion design, self-portraiture, and social media.
Alok, who is a part of the LGBTQ community, has worked tirelessly for the community’s betterment and has received widespread acclaim. If you’re in the digital world it’s a dive deep into your beauty, race, and gender norms. Their artistry responds to perceived violence against trans and gender non-conforming people, calling for freedom from constraining gender norms.
When you scroll through Alok’s Instagram, you get a sense of how warm, elegant, and strong they must be as a person. They advocate for bodily diversity, gender neutrality, and self-determination. They have presented creative work in over 40 countries.
ALOK discusses their journey, career, and LGBTQIA+ empowerment on Talks at Google.
They draw attention to the fact that even though gender non-conforming people are the most visible in public, they remain the most neglected by the mainstream LGBT movement. They have modeled for several brands including Opening Ceremony, Harry’s, and Polaroid Eyewear. They have appeared in fashion magazines and editorials including Vogue, Vogue Italia, Bust magazine, and Paper magazine.
The key to gaining popularity in worldview is because of his struggles and overcoming of all hurdles and tiring it as an opportunity. They are a firm believer in practicality, and a part of them loves living in a world of possibilities.
Vaid-Menon degendering stereotypically binary concepts like fashion and body hair. They experiment and play around with prints in the clothing. They have the gift of amazing dressing, a skill to be honored.
Alok has walked for several fashion brands for New York Fashion Week including Opening Ceremony, Studio 18, and Chromat, and we are desperately looking forward to more!