The Mic Drop is a collaborative podcast with the sole purpose of creating a space ‘for migrants by migrants’ exercising agency and exchange through a shared space of collective thinking, storytelling and debate.
Episode Nine is here and this week Mo will be chatting with Many Hands One Heart member Jansie. Jansie shares her experience of coming to the UK and navigating the asylum system, providing an insight into the stress and strain of the asylum process and highlights the importance of groups such as Many Hands One Heart and the support they provide. Listen to learn about the asylum system in the UK if you are not familiar with it and explore the work of organisations and initiatives like Right To Remain righttoremain.org.uk and These Walls Must Fall detention.org.uk
Listen to The Mic Drop - Season One, Episode Nine: Jansie here:
Please note that this episode includes references to sexual violence and abuse.
Transcript of The Mic Drop - Season One, Episode Nine: Jansie
Jansie is interviewed by Mohammed Taher
Mohammed Taher has been a Community Development Officer working with BAME communities for the last 10 years. He is currently employed by Mersey Care NHS Trust. Mohammad also known as Mo, has mainly been working with people seeking asylum and refugees in Liverpool to support their mental health.
Mo helped to start Many Hands One Heart (MHOH) in 2016 in partnership with Sahir House and Armistead. During the last 4 years he has worked with MHOH to organise several events for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and has helped them to develop several projects such as The Mic Drop.