7 episodes

The LGBTQIA+ Community, especially in India, has always lived in the shadows. Not because they've wanted to, but because the society at large has pushed them to be in the proverbial closet.

Through this show, Mahir, a 20-year-old queer writer, explores personal experiences of many people on the spectrum, journals their stories, and in return writes exclusive verses of poetry for each one of them.

Join Mahir as he tells these fabulous stories.

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Queer's The Word MotorMouth Pods

    • Society & Culture

The LGBTQIA+ Community, especially in India, has always lived in the shadows. Not because they've wanted to, but because the society at large has pushed them to be in the proverbial closet.

Through this show, Mahir, a 20-year-old queer writer, explores personal experiences of many people on the spectrum, journals their stories, and in return writes exclusive verses of poetry for each one of them.

Join Mahir as he tells these fabulous stories.

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    David Rose | 06

    David Rose | 06

    With this episode, the show takes a slight turn - from stories of everyday people to those of on-screen characters and celebrities, who have positively represented the community in mainstream media. In this episode, it's all about David Rose from Schitt's Creek, played by Canadian actor Dan Levy.

    • 10 min
    Update | 05

    Update | 05

    We take a mid-season break, Mahir goes on a mental-health break, and Prateek fills in.

    • 3 min
    Dipalie | 04

    Dipalie | 04

    Dipalie is bundle of happy energy. Anyone who knows her can attest that she's always the life of the party. But behind this happy exterior, there's a mammoth struggle that she's had to endure to find herself, and to come out to her parents.

    Mahir's email: mahir@motormouthpods.com

    Mahir's Instagram: instagram.com/mahirkxpoor

    Check out more episodes of Queer's The Word at https://motormouthpods.com/queers-the-word

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    Created by Prateek Sharma

    • 10 min
    Vipin | 03

    Vipin | 03

    Mahir narrates the story of Vipin - a dental student from Delhi. His story is of challenges he faced as a gay man in his college, his tryst with toxic masculinity since his early years, and how his father played a role in his growth as a person.

    Mahir narrates a verse of poetry, written exclusively for Vipin.

    Mahir's email: mahir@motormouthpods.com

    Mahir's Instagram: instagram.com/mahirkxpoor

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    • 8 min
    Swapna | 02

    Swapna | 02

    Swapna identifies as asexual, as someone who is on the "Ace Spectrum". Mahir explores what this means for Swapna, what motivated her to dig deeper into understanding and exploring hew own identity, what influences she's had in her life, and how inappropriate mainstream media representation of the LGBTQIA+ community impacted her.

    Mahir narrates a verse of poetry, written exclusively for Swapna.

    Mahir's email: mahir@motormouthpods.com

    Mahir's Instagram: instagram.com/mahirkxpoor

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    • 9 min
    Rishikant | 01

    Rishikant | 01

    Mahir tells the story of Rishikant, a young queer artist from Mumbai. He explores how life a queer person has been for Rishikant. How they discovered their own queer identity, and how they defied societal norms to follow their heart.

    In the end, Mahir writes an endearing poem, exclusively for Rishikant.

    Mahir's Instagram: instagram.com/mahirkxpoor

    Rishikant's Instagram: instagram.com/doodleophile

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    • 9 min

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