My name is Sera Elmasri. My last name means Egyptian and I am literally ‘Sarah the Egyptian’!
I am from an Islamic background. When I first went to the With One Voice Greater Dandenong choir, I didn’t know what to expect. I was met with welcome and acceptance.
I never told anybody what religion I was. In fact, I think I was afraid to say it. As time went on, I felt that I was in a space that was very safe that allowed people to be who they really are, without judgement and a space in which many people could come and talk about their lives in a very real and genuine way.
Coming to this choir has meant, for me, a space in which there is community. There is the joining of people from very different backgrounds.
As a Muslim, I feel very accepted. I feel part of one group. I feel part of a world. Please, join us. You are also part of this world.
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