Mx. Vaid-Menon live in Germany
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.
They are known for a distinctive performance style that integrates poetry, comedy and lecture to explore themes of trauma, belonging and the human condition.
“Some of my favorite comedians are Black, Indigenous, people of color and trans people because we know that humor is not about levity. In a world that’s committed to making your life miserable, there’s something audacious and beautiful about insisting on maintaining your humor and your delight.” ALOK
ALOK written their new poetry collection Your Wound/My Garden (2021) during COVID 19 lockdown. It's an argument for beauty in the face of grief, loss, and chronic pain. Their new poetry collection will be released in October in Germany. And now Mx. Vaid- Menon will bring their love, pain and comedy for four live performances to Germany.