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, and in case they got charged anyways they can find more help with different services online.
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.