Mina Galán, Stylist
What do you do?
“Well, I do many things... Mainly I’m a fashion stylist, and I have my shop where I sell vintage clothes and homeware.”
What is a cause you care about?
"Anything related with trans identities."
How do you feel about everything that’s happening with the trans community?
“It’s devastating, but as sad as it sounds you get to a point that you are no longer surprised by injustices. You get used to this feeling of constant injustice and the policing that we have to face with our bodies on a daily basis. That’s when people that are part of our lives that aren’t trans have to step in and really use their privilege to fight for us – not only to stand by us and be allies, but to speak up and act on those injustices. But it is also worth mentioning that as much as society tends to categorise us inside the same box, we definitely do not all share the same experiences since there’s not a guidebook to follow to be trans."
There are so many intersections to the word ‘trans’...
“Yes. And there’s such a stereotypical way to think ‘oh there’s only one way to be trans, one way to exist’. It feels like you need to tick boxes to confirm your identity to the world.”