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Imara dives deep with internationally acclaimed author, speaker, poet, and comedian Alok Vaid-Menon. In this interview, Imara and Alok discuss the politicization of gender nonconformity, legibility and pride, and the divinity of trans life. Alok explains how they use comedy to cultivate joy and subvert cultural fears, and even shares a sneak peak from their current tour. Finally, Alok opens up about the recent death of their aunt and LGBTQ rights activist Urvashi Vaid, and their commitment to carrying on her legacy by supporting the next generation of trans youth.

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