"I hope that people are honest and warmhearted towards the identity and love to themselves and for each other. Discrimination and violence based on identity, especially on gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and sexuality characteristics, are still prominent! We should start from being proud of oneself and consider for others. I must always care for the real-life experience that is not heard, and do my part to make the world better, even just a little bit!"
Naying Ren is one of the first Rhodes scholars in China, a Master of Social Anthropology from Oxford University and a Bachelor of English Literature from Tsinghua University. She is currently the Project Development Director of Beijing LGBT Center. She is also the founder of the queer feminist drama project "Vagina Project". Ren has long been committed to promoting feminism and equal rights for LGBTQ+ groups.