Alok Vaid-Menon Finds Beauty Beyond Gender

The fluid artist moves seamlessly among poetry, comedy, fashion and writing.

Name: Alok Vaid-Menon

Age: 30

Hometown: College Station, Texas

Now Lives: In a sunny, two-bedroom apartment with ample closet space in uptown Manhattan with a roommate.

Claim to Fame: Mx. Vaid-Menon is a gender nonconforming artist, writer and comedian who uses their work to redefine beauty standards, examine colonialism and explore fluid identity. “The word ‘artist’ is one of possibility, not constriction,” they said. “So it means that I’m kind of ambivalent about form and I’m more invested in flow.” Mx. Vaid-Menon explores ideas through poetry and nonfiction, but also through fashion, virtual book clubs and live performances.

Big Break: This summer, Mx. Vaid-Menon

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