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Alok Vaid-Menon (born July 1, 1991), sometimes known mononymously as ALOK, is an Indian-American (born in Texas) writer, activist, "fashionist@", and performance artist. They are genderfluid and gender nonconforming and use singular they pronouns. They also identify as queer, trans, transfeminine, and nonbinary.
Books[edit | edit source]
- Beyond the Gender Binary
- Femme in Public
Quotes[edit | edit source]
"There are infinite non-binary genders, we are not merely some third option for leftovers."
"All people deserve bodily autonomy, including the right to name their own identities, bodies, and experiences. There is a double standard operating that needs to be named: when people with power call for recognition it’s not seen as political correctness, it's seen as a logical demand. When those of us without power call for it, it’s seen as us being overly-sensitive & distracting from the greater cause."
"trans people do not have *preferred* pronouns as if our genders are some sort of opinion up for debate. we have pronouns. that's a fact. so misgendering us isn't about being insensitive, it's about being incorrect."
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References[edit | edit source]
- Sharma, Jeena (1 March 2019). "ALOK: 'Beauty Is About Looking Like Yourself'". PAPER. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
- Instagram bio
- Dundore, Brent (17 December 2018). "Alok Vaid-Menon". They/Them Project. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
- ALOK (24 November 2019). "Notes on my ever evolving relationship with gender". Retrieved 10 April 2020.
- ALOK (5 July 2019). "on gender inclusive language". Retrieved 10 April 2020.
- ALOK (14 July 2017). "Pronouns Aren't Preferred". Retrieved 10 April 2020.