Mitzi Jonelle Tan
Mitzi Jonelle Tan is a climate justice activist based in Metro Manila, Philippines. She is the convenor and international spokesperson of Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP), the Fridays For Future (FFF) of the Philippines. She is also active in FFF International, advocating for climate justice and making sure that voices of Most Affected Peoples and Areas (MAPA)’s strikers are heard, amplified, and given space. She first became an activist in 2017 after integrating with indigenous leaders of her country which pushed her to realize that collective action and system change is what we need for a just and greener society.
March 21st Day 2
WOC in Activism
Being an activist is not easy. Being a female activist is difficult. Being an activist, a woman, and a person of color is nothing short of mentally exhausting. But these women are doing it, and they’re doing it well. These women are the leading figures behind social justice movements — the women who founded grassroot organizations and transformed them into global initiatives. These women are the intersectional voices, the changemakers, the loudest of the loud.