Alok Vaid-Menon is a writer, performance artist, community organizer, and Stanford graduate based in New York City. They are the co-founder of the Dark Matter poetry and social activist collective, are affiliated with the Audre Lorde Project, and have worked with MTV and StyleLikeU."I want every person questioning their gender out there to know that you are enough," Vaid-Menon says. "There is no one way to be a boy, a girl, or even transgender - there are as many genders as there are people on this planet."
Screenwriter and actress Lena Waithe opened up about her fashion choices on NPR's Fresh Air. Waithe is known for her gender fluid manner of dressing and stated during the interview she usually shops in the men's department, going on to say:
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I try to sort of make the male clothes fit my aesthetic. And I think I can kind of make clothes that are made for men almost appear as if they were made to be worn by a woman.
Australian model and Orange Is the New Black star Ruby Rose talked about her gender fluidity in an interview with Elle. She said, "For the most part, I definitely don't identify as any gender. I'm not a guy; I don't really feel like a woman, but obviously I was born one. So, I'm somewhere in the middle, which – in my perfect imagination – is like having the best of both sexes."In the interview, she praised Caitlyn Jenner for her public transition, along with the shows and media outlets that give a voice and a humanity to people who don't identify as gender normative.
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