The IDENTITY Project

ALOK, New York, USA


ALOK (they/them) is an internationally acclaimed author, poet, comedian, 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 toured in more than 40 countries, and are currently on a world tour of their new show which has been described as “provocative and powerful” (Chortle), a “Potent combination of comedy and poetry” (The Scotsman), and a “Jaw-dropping celestial event” (To Do List London).

On screen, they will make their feature film debut in Netflix’s Absolute Dominion. On television, they have appeared on Netflix’s Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness and The Trans List.

What does your identity mean to you?

It means embracing my fluidity, my simultaneity, my expansiveness, and my abundance beyond simple categories and dichotomies.

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