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 Eight is here and this week Mo will be chatting with Many Hands One Heart member Margarita. Margarita shares her experience of the asylum process in the UK, including Home Office interviews, accessing a solicitor and being sent to a detention centre in Scotland - it's honest and important listening, so please take time to hear Margarita, 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 Eight: Margarita here:
Please note that this episode includes references to sexual violence and abuse.
Transcript of The Mic Drop Season One, Episode Eight: Margarita
Margarita 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.