Friday, February 17, 2017
For my final project I will look at the artist Alok Vaid-Menon (they/their/them). They are a trans-feminine poet from a small town in Texas. Now based in New York City, they used to be part of a poetry duo called darkmatter, which broke up at the beginning of 2017 and now are finding their own way as individual poets. Alok's art is entrenched in activism, and full of idealism and hope for a world without the gender binary. They have many videos on Youtube of their spoken word poetry and post their poetry on various social media outlets.