To help people from all over the world write their auto-biographies and the biographies of their loved ones, all in the hope of spreading compassion, understanding, and empathy, as well as a much needed sense of equality and acceptance of diversity all across the globe.
The Biography International Organization has been years in the making. The idea for the organization was originally conceived in 2010 by Edgar Bonilla. With the application process, at that particular time, taking up to 3 years, Edgar, a recently returning college student, concentrated on finishing school, but the idea for The B.I.O. was always on his mind. Now a graduate student in 2013, Edgar knew the organization needed legal representation, but the fees, as well as other startup costs, were much more than anticipated. In 2014, he concentrated on completing his master’s thesis and resolved to finish saving the necessary funds for The B.I.O. After a couple of years of saving, along with the help of his family, in 2016 the non-profit was able to retain a law firm. In 2017, The B.I.O. officially became a tax-exempt non-profit organization.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Edgar Bonilla is a philosopher and poet working on his first book tentatively entitled “Auto-Biographical Manifestations.” Extremely passionate about philosophy, history, and life, in general, Edgar is an avid reader and an enthusiast of all forms of artistic expression. Although mainly self-taught, he holds a B.A. in political science from National University and also wrote a master’s thesis on the applicability of historiographical theories to the auto-biography for his M.A. in history. He currently lives just outside of LA with his two children.
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