Mx. Toni graduated with a bachelor’s degree of secondary education majoring in English at the Capiz State University back in 2021. Aside from this, they sought out other educational opportunities such as Advocacy and Project Management at the Women Deliver Digital University (2015), International Women’s Health and Human Rights at Stanford University (2014), and Global Health and Humanitarianism at the University of Manchester (2013). An advocate of many causes, they are members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, and Y-PEER Pilipinas, founder of the Y-Cap for SRHR, founder of United Colours of Capiz State University, and Alumnus of Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Back in 2018, they were awarded as the SDG 5 Youth Champion due to the amiable service they have rendered for gender equality.
Bloom Siriwattakanon finished their Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies from the University of Auckland with Second Class/First Division Honors, and their Masters in Education in Adult Learning and Community Development at the University of Toronto. They successfully launched Asia’s first application for queer gig workers, successfully advocated for the inclusion of queer migrant workers for Vertie Southeast Asia’s study about the situation of migrant workers in Thailand during pandemics, and successfully helped Non-binary Thailand partner with queer CSOs overseas especially in the South East Asia region. Currently, they are the consultant of ASEAN SOGIE Caucus, and the Head of the IR Unit for Non-binary Thailand. They take pride in being a neurodiverse non-binary/trans activist based in Thailand who has been involved in activism and international development for almost five years.
𝐖𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐄𝐃, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐈𝐕 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐈𝐃𝐒 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐬!
As Germany Kent has said: Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction. 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐄𝐃 𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐬 𝐁𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐮𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐘𝐕𝐂, and as saddening as this is, we understand their sentiments. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to both of them for their amazing contributions not only to the organization but also to the advocacies they hold.
We hope you could support them in their personal endeavors as much as we do! Until we meet again, Justin and Tharindi! As you pursue wider horizons, we will always be here to support you.