Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Alok Vaid-Menon

Comedian, Author, and Public Speaker

Alok Vaid-Menon (they/them), author, poet, comedian, and public speaker, delves into trauma, belonging, and the human condition through their signature mixed-media artistry. Alok’s literary works “Beyond the Gender Binary,” “Femme in Public,” and “Your Wound, My Garden,” have garnered global recognition. Their dynamic presence has captivated audiences in over 40 countries, with sold-out shows at venues including Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London Soho Theatre, and headlining numerous Just For Laughs Festivals.

In May 2024, Alok is slated to take center stage at the Netflix is a Joke Festival. The docu-short “ALOK,” which made its debut at Sundance, follows Alok’s compelling performances in the films “Absolute Dominion” and “Complicated Order,” coupled with their roles in television series like “SORT OF” and “Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne.”

Alok’s relentless advocacy for LGBTQ rights and the dismantling of traditional fashion norms have garnered them accolades including the ACLU Centennial Bill of Rights Award. As the visionary behind #DeGenderFashion and the Creative Partner for UGG’s eagerly anticipated 2024 collection, they are pioneering a transformative era in fashion. Their leadership is paving the way for a fashion industry that celebrates unbridled personal expression, championing a culture of inclusivity and the celebration of unique identities.