Meet Rosa, a top who first joined SHE Choir Manchester 3 and a half years ago and moved to the London choir around this time last year.
Tell us about your first rehearsal.
LDN or MCR? Well my first ever SHE rehearsal was the week after the Reclaim The Night march in Manchester. I saw the choir perform and immediately thought these were my people. We did a song called something like ‘Seven Shooting Stars in One Night…’ It was very high and I sang very quietly, but I knew I was onto something great!
Had you been in a choir before?
I sing round campfires a lot which is kinda like a disorganised choir.
What’s your power animal?
When I lived in Mexico I decided my spirit animal was a sea turtle. I was so convinced I wanted to get a tattoo of one, my mum had to convince me that getting a tattoo in Mexico was a bad idea, and since I’ve been living in London I just don’t feel the same way.
And your dream boxset/takeaway combo?
I love Jane the Virgin with whatever junk food I can get my hands on!
What’s your favourite SHE number?
I love Youth, it’s such a beautiful arrangement, but Bieber is such a banger and is so fun to sing!
What’s the story behind your name?
Rosa Luxemburg and Rosa Parks, both incredible women. If I can be a fraction of who they were then I would have succeeded in life!
Praise a fellow SHEwolf.
Emily Spicer has the most incredible voice and always knows all of the words. And Kate Westbrook is incredibly cool, conducts amazingly and I wish I could be a bit more like her.
What’s the most extreme thing you’ve ever done?
Maybe going to live in Bolivia by myself 2 weeks before Christmas aged 18 … or cycling the death road when I got there.
What have you learnt from your SHE sisters?
There are so many incredible women out there waiting to be your friend, people have the coolest jobs ever and if we could make our own society it would be banging (but we would all die as we couldn’t repopulate).
Where is your happy place?
Currently I love swimming at London Fields Lido on a frosty night when the water is steaming.
I would be lost and have half the amount of female friends that I have now!