I am a Development Studies graduate with 13 years work experience in the development sector. My exprience ranges from working with migrant communities in South Africa, focusing on child protection and livelihood promotions for migrant women and young people coming from marginalised communities. My passion has always been to work with the LGBTQI+ community, which drove me to becoming a participant in the kanthari 2018 cohort, where after, I came back to establish Purple Hand Africa.
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I am a child media developer, artivist and also a founder of Hinghoy Noy an organization in Thailand. Growing up I was surrounded with questions about my sexuality, as I identify as a lesbian woman. The only place I found explanations was in books and the internet. After graduating in children’s literature I met many children and youth who feel alone in the darkness of taboos. I enjoy creating safe online platforms where people talk freely and LGBTQI+ people are afforded a chance to narrate their lived experiences. In addition, I also push for broader and easier access to diverse information on taboo topics anytime and anywhere
I have been an Accountant for more than 10 years and a Personal Care Worker for more than 6 years. I enjoy working in two different industries because it brings variety in what I do and also my thinking. I have a Masters in Business Administration, Bachelor in Accounting and a Certificate III in individual support. As a member of the LGBTIQ+ myself I enjoy advocating and supporting personal educational development for everyone in my community. I believe in being able to empower LGBTQI+ youth for them to be able to develop projects that can generate income in their safe space.