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The Mic Drop - Season One, Episode One: Adrian

23rd Jul 2020
Event Details
  • Podcast,
  • Collectivity
Creative Team
  • Contributor: Adrian Mejia
  • Interviewer: Mohammed Taher
  • Lead Artist: Larry Achiampong

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.

In Season One, Episode One we meet musician, performer, Pokémon master and Britney believer Adrian Mejia, interviewed by Mohammed Taher.

Listen to The Mic Drop - Season One, Episode One: Adrian, here:

*Please note that in this episode we refer to 'Adrian' throughout, since recording back in February 2020 Arthur Britney has been granted UK refugee status and has formally changed their name - you'll hear more from Arthur Britney in Season 2!

A little bit about Adrian:

"I am a gay asylum seeker from El Salvador. I've been in Liverpool for over two years. I'm still in the process to get my refugee status, now waiting for an answer from the upper tribunal. Since I came here I started to be involved as an artist on different events with Many Hands One Heart ( an LGBT Asylum support group), Crisis Merseyside and Earth Moves on the Wirral, delivering performances and helping to create shows, also as a volunteer creating short videos for charities."


Transcript of The Mic Drop - Season One, Episode One: Adrian

Adrian 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.