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The Mic Drop - Season Three, Episode One: Parsa & Mo

22nd Jul 28th Jul 2022

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. It is created through a long-term collaboration between members of Many Hands One Heart and Larry Achiampong.

Event Details
  • Podcast,
  • Collectivity
Creative Team
  • Contributor: Parsa
  • Interviewer: Mohammed Taher
  • Project Assistant: Arthur Britney Joestar
  • Project Artist: Larry Achiampong
  • Producer: Emily Gee

Kicking off Season Three of The Mic Drop we welcome new member Parsa to the crew. In this episode Parsa meets with Mic Drop favourite Mo to share memories and similarities in their experiences of growing up in Iran, as well as the differences across generations. Stayed tuned until the end for a vocal treat from this musical duo!

Listen to The Mic Drop Season Three, Episode One: Parsa & Mo

About Parsa and Mo

Parsa is a gay man born and raised in Iran. Parsa left his home country to seek a new life with freedom and the right to be who he wanted to be. Parsa claimed asylum in the UK in 2021.

Mohammed Taher has been a Community Development Officer working with BAME communities for the last 10 years. Mohammed, 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, Biphobia and Transphobia, and has helped them to develop several projects such as The Mic Drop.


Download: Transcript Season Three, Episode One