He Xiaopei

China

He Xiaopei
Hills trained me to be a shepherd and the Himalayas turned me into a mountaineer. A government job made me an economist while the women's movement converted me into a feminist. Participating in lesbian organising in China helped me realise that people with disabilities, HIV positive women, sex workers and lesbians married to gay men are even more oppressed and that their voices are mostly silenced. I set up ‘Pink Space’, an NGO working with people who are marginalised due to their gender and sexuality and we use photos and films to enable people to tell their life stories, to gain power and to represent their desires and experiences.