Their Instagram Reels are now widely shared and widely viewed. This is how Hyderabad-based Mobbera Foundation wants to show people how to be allied to the LGBTQIA+ community. Given that it’s Pride Month, the organisation feels there is no need for sympathy but a need for awareness.
They say it’s all about healthy upliftment and a warm hug. The Foundation asks the viewers to discard their prejudices and confront one’s own prejudices and biases. Such 30-second videos aim to create awareness and break myths as part of the Foundation’s Pride 2021 virtual celebrations.
Mobbera vice-president Anil Kohli says they are posting Instagram Reels to initiate frank conversations. He says the main objective is to create awareness among people to stop judging people based on their sexuality.
This year, the Foundation’s activities will include online celebrations like a virtual beauty pageant and a series of talkathons called chai pe charcha. Unlike last year, where they were confined to their members, the Foundation is reaching out to other LGBTQIA+ organisations across the country this year. This is to empower and connect organisations, shares Kohli.
The virtual community has sessions on art, culture, fashion and mental health. They have also had sessions on Mandala art, creating a resume, basic make-up tips and sustainable fashion.
Mobbera Foundation’s 50 plus members have been working for two months to plan for the events. They hope to organise an online interaction session in June with community projects and chai pe charcha sessions.