Thilaga’s activism began when she began volunteering with the Malaysian Aids Council (MAC) as a teenager.
Thilaga and her colleagues at Justice for Sisters offer legal referrals for transgenders who face arrests or encounter any other problems.
Her activism takes up a lot of her time but Thilaga also works as a freelance researcher and on various projects that promote equality, human rights and gender. She came into gender-based activism largely from her own exploration of gender and sexuality. She also hopes to see a world that is safe and welcoming for all types of people.