Performance artist, poet, gender activist, and more, Alok Menon is a name you should get to know.
Alok is a gender non-conforming figure that uses the pronoun they instead of he or she and is a prominent figure in queer culture. Alok grew up in a small town in Texas and was one of the few Southeast Asian people in the community, and from that, they have become almost a household name.
Alok loves fashion and has a completely unique style to them. They embrace the often “masculine” parts of their body and doesn’t hide it away. Instead, they embrace and celebrate every part of their body, and uses fashion to enhance this. Fashion is also a means of expression for Alok, and they often dress in bright colors, unique accessories, and garments that you would die to get.
Alok is also a poet, and their poetry has a lot to do with identity, but they’re not afraid to be humorous even in tough situations. When you go through their Instagram, you can tell without even reading the captions that they take their role really seriously as a voice for so many who do not have a voice. Yet, Alok is still able to be really joyful and will make you feel inspired with every post.