Dark Matter: Trans Lives Matter
Conversation and poetry on gender identity, LGBT politics, assimilation, and the "transgender tipping point." Dark Matter is a transgender South Asian performance art duo comprised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. They have sold out theatres and art spaces around the world with their brilliant, personal, funny, and moving poetry that explores race, gender, LGBT rights, internationalism, liberation, and much more, including a fierce critique of what they see as mainstream LGBT politics. Alok Vaid-Menon also works with The Audre Lorde Project, and Janani Balasubramanian is the primary organizer at the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project is a contributing writer at Black Girl Dangerous, and is working on a science fiction novel.