Alok Vaid-Menon is a trans-feminine Indian-American poet and one half of the performance art duo Dark Matter. Through sharing Alok’s post with your friends and loved ones, spread the message that gender is not about what body parts you do or don’t have, it’s about who you are at your core. As Alok announces, “I am Alok and Alok exists outside of your heteronormative gender binary.”
Even in a society where actress Laverne Cox and television personality Caitlyn Jenner are celebrated, queer people still face discrimination today. And in the latest installment of StyleLikeU‘s viral video series “What’s Underneath Project,” one self-identifying trans-feminine, Indian-American addresses the issue head on.