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Shira Sebban
Shira Sebban is a volunteer refugee advocate, writer and editor based in Sydney, Australia, who focuses on the challenges which life throws at us. A former journalist with the Australian Jewish News, she previously worked in publishing and taught French while undertaking post-graduate research at the University of Queensland. She also served for 14 years on the board of Emanuel School – a pluralist and egalitarian Jewish day school – including 3 terms as vice-president. Shira volunteers as a guide at the Sydney Jewish Musuem, combining lessons learned notably from the Holocaust with her passion for social justice. Her work has appeared in online and print publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, the Guardian, Biostories, Jewish Literary Journal, The Forward, Australian Jewish News, New Matilda, Eureka Street, Independent Australia, Jewish Writing Project, Alzheimer’s Reading Room and Online Opinion. You can read more at

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