ALOK

ALOK (they/them) is a gender non-conforming writer and performance artist who was recently featured in HuffPo's “Culture Shifters '21” List.

About

Their distinctive style and poetic challenge to the gender binary has been internationally renowned. As a mixed-media artist ALOK uses poetry, prose, comedy, performance, design, and portraiture to explore themes of eugenics, trauma, belonging, and the human condition. They are the author of “Femme in Public” (2017) and “Beyond the Gender Binary” (2020). In 2019, they were honored as one of NBC’s “Pride 50” and Out Magazine’s “OUT 100.” They are currently an artist in residence at the Annette von Droste zu Hülshoff-Stiftung Foundation Center for Literature.

Find them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and at their website https://www.alokvmenon.com/

 

 

ALOK (elle) es une escritore y artista de performance de género no conforme que recientemente fue parte de la lista de personas que están cambiando la cultura, “Culture Shifters '21”, publicada por el Huffington Post. Su estilo característico y desafío poético al binarismo de género ha sido reconocido internacionalmente. Como artista de técnica mixta, ALOK usa poesía, prosa, comedia, performance, diseño y retrato para explorar temas como la eugenesia, el trauma, la pertenencia y la condición humana. Es autore de Femme in Public [Mujer en público] del 2017 y Beyond the Gender Binary [Más allá del binarismo de género] del 2020. En el 2019, fue honrade en la lista “Pride 50” de la NBC y en la “OUT 100” de la revista Out. Actualmente es artista en residencia en el Annette von Droste zu Hülshoff-Stiftung Foundation Center for Literature.

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Agenda

Oct
18
Keynote Panel - The Risk & Possibility of Bridging
Even short bridges can feel risky in this moment of polarization, political purity, and physical and emotional estrangement. In this panel, we will hear leading activists and culturemakers reflect on john powell and Judith Butler's opening provocation to build risky bridges across lines of difference, even when facing pushback or ostracization from our own "side." Join Akaya Windwood moderating an emergent conversation with leading thinkers and culturemakers to discuss how and why taking risks and building bridges are important and necessary for the success of our social movements.