Alok Vaid-Menon

“We have been taught to fear the very things that have the potential to set us free” 

  • Name: Alok Vaid-Menon
  • Born: July 1, 1991 
  • From: College Station, Texas
  • Pronouns: They/them
  • Contribution/Impact: ALOK
  • Occupation: Writer
  • Known For: Beyond the Gender Binary and other works
  • Awards: Live Works Performance Act Award in 2017, LogoTV Pride 30 in 2018, OUT Magazine 100 in 2019
  • Interesting Fact: Vaid-Menon created #degenderfashion. A movement about degendering fashion and beauty standards and the fashion and beauty industries.

Alok Vaid-Menon goes by they/ them pronouns and is known for being a writer. Their latest book, Beyond the Gender Binary, came out in 2020. Vaid-Menon also popularized and created #degenderfashion which is a movement about de-gendering fashion and beauty standards and the fashion and beauty industries. Their latest reward was from OUT Magazine receiving the OUT Magazine 100 back in 2019.


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