Interview with Mina Galan and Morena Salas
What does the word "Pride" mean to you?
MINA: Pride is a mixed feeling. I believe it’s needed, however brands at this time of the year tend to use and capitalise on it in a disingenuous way. That’s why it’s important to have campaigns like this one – where queer people are not only in front of the camera, but also behind the scenes having full control in how we want to tell our story. Now that’s something to be proud of.
MORENA: It means community and revolution.
What is the back story behind your relationship to each other?
MINA: Morena and I met a while ago, and for me it was love at first sight. I never really had other trans girls as close friends, so it was definitely needed to be together in our journey.
MORENA: Mina and I we met a year ago in a party before I transitioned, in a moment when I was realising my identity and gender expression.
We didn’t actually hang out until eight months later; we bumped into each other at another party, and I told her I was going to start my hormone replacement therapy. That unified us. Mina has been with me since the beginning of my transition and I’m so glad to have had her support; she pushed me to express my femininity as I really wanted to.