“Beyond the Binary: Deepening Our Understandings of Gender-Inclusive Action and Accountability, a Fireside Chat with Alok Vaid-Menon” is 2nd to last release in our Intersectional Learning Series, part of our larger Practitioners for Change program that’s powered by Capital One.  

Out & Equal welcomes Alok Vaid-Menon, internationally acclaimed writer, performer, and public speaker, back to the stage. Vaid-Menon is 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 presented at more than 600 venues in 40 countries, most recently headlining the 2021 New York Comedy Festival. On screen they have appeared on HBO’s The Trans List (2016) and Random Acts of Flyness (2018) and Netflix’s Getting Curious with JVN (2022) and Absolute Dominion (forthcoming).  

They are joined by Out & Equal’s CV Viverito (Deputy Director of Global Programs and Stakeholder Engagement) for an inspiring and authentic conversation about navigating the world as a nonbinary person of color, the need for real, systemic change, and what we as practitioners can do to make that goal a reality.  

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