Communication designer, activist and volunteeer from Portugal.
rede ex aequo is an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex youth and their allies, at national level in Portugal, where I've been a volunteer since 2011.
I've done graphic design, photo sessions, shot and edited videos, spoke in schools, wrote information materials, published a monthly newsletter, trained volunteers, served in a bar, helped organize summer camps, peddy-papers and other events, put up posters, among other things.
Currently I'm part of the volunteer team of the LGBTI Education Project which goes to schools nationwide to talk about this subject and raise awareness against bullying.
In 2020 we were in quarantine so we couldn't do Free Hugs like every year. So we put together in three videos the hugs of young people around the country. I did the editing.
Six one minute videos explaining how we get to portuguese schools, what we talk about there and what are the reactions of teachers and students.
(I directed, shot and edited)
In the year Covid-19 prevented us from doing LGBTI Pride Marches throughout the country, we published 10 personal testimonies on the importance of marching. I did the editing.
Imagens em vários formatos para divulgar o evento (cartaz, redes sociais online, newsletters, etc).
At the moment I'm working full time at Teatro Estúdio Fontenova, in Setúbal, as a communication designer and producer. Whenever possible I do volunteering/activism on LGBTI issues at rede ex aequo and Cooperativa SEIES.
Birth date 3rd July 1995
Residency Palmela, Portugal
Driver's license yes (B category)
Mobile phone (and Signal) 932 570 979
E-mail E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telegram Telegram: tomasanjosbarao
September 2013 – June 2019
Degree in Comunication Design
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon
(undergraduate, 180 ECTS)
September 2019 – January 2020
Attendance of Master in Communication, Culture, and Information Technology
Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon
February 2021 – present / full time
Teatro Estúdio Fontenova
(professional theatre company) Communication and multimedia design, production and technical support
August 2017 – September 2019 / full time
Youth Division of the City Council of Setúbal, Portugal
Cultural programming; event production; communication design; providing support for youth associations; design and implementation of projects to promote active citizenship in youth.
September 2013 – July 2018 / part time
Grupo Musical e Desportivo União e Progresso, Vendas de Azeitão, Portugal
Urban dance coreographer and teacher for youth aged 13–18
October 2013 – present
Speaker in schools on LGBTI issues, through rede ex aequo, an LGBTI youth association in Portugal
Going to schools around the country to have open conversations with students about gender identity/expression, sexual orientation and sexual characteristics. I was part of the project coordination team from 2020 to 2022.
March 2018 – present
Cooperativa SEIES, Setúbal, Portugal
Organizing and promotion of a mutual support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people; event production.
January 2021 – February 2022
January 2013 – December 2015
Board of rede ex aequo youth association
Event production and promotion; communication design; monthly newsletter editions; co-organizing a summer camp, peddy-papers, etc
August 2018 – June 2019
Board of Grupo Musical e Desportivo União e Progresso
Sports and culture association in Vendas de Azeitão, Portugal
Native language: Portuguese
Winner of the Correntes d'Escritas / Papelaria Locus Literary Prize in 2012, with the children's story "Vergílio Vagaroso"