04 Nov, 2014

feeling “at home” means being unself-conscious…

Sehba Sarwar
04 Nov, 2014

Writer Lacy Johnson talks about feelings about “home” (photo: selfie by Lacy): Feeling at home means not being aware of my body or appearance to others – being unself-conscious;...

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28 Oct, 2014

how to make “home” beneath a freeway…

28 Oct, 2014

I grip my the steering wheel and focus on the ramp that will spill us into the fast lane of Interstate-45. Minal calls out from the back: Did you...

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18 Oct, 2014

i feel at “home” when I’m relaxed and comfortable…

Sehba Sarwar
18 Oct, 2014

I converse with my friend/social worker/fellow-mother Stephanie, as we wait for our children to wrap-up soccer practice. I feel at “home” when I’m relaxed and comfortable, and able to...

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29 Sep, 2014

what is home?…

29 Sep, 2014

“When you ask the question ‘what is home?’ are you talking about a physical space or an emotional place?” asks my friend Yaksha. “Those are two different things.” “This...

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08 Jul, 2014

a grant award for my “what is home?” project…

08 Jul, 2014

I learn via email that I’ve been awarded an artist innovations grant through the Mid-America Arts Alliance for my What is Home? project, one that I started during my...

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13 Apr, 2014

a panel discussion for the mitchell center…

13 Apr, 2014

As part of my residency with the Mitchell Center for the Arts, I participate at CounterCurrents 2014 in a panel discussion, Challenging the Boundaries: Collaboration Among the Arts, and...

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10 Mar, 2014

home-cooked puri…

Sehba Sarwar
10 Mar, 2014

I wake up late this Sunday morning, and when I wander into the kitchen, I find that my mother Zakia Sarwar and Minal have kneaded whole-wheat flour to create...

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what is home?

In my two-year residency at the University of Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, I have the opportunity to work on a subject, What Is Home?, and...

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16 Oct, 2013

eid in houston…

Sehba Sarwar
16 Oct, 2013

As part of the Eid celebration, Minal decides to learn the skill of applying mehndi / henna on her own feet and her friend’s palm.

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26 Aug, 2013

striking down “reclaiming home”…

Sheba Sarwar
26 Aug, 2013

Clump of burned visas with shadows of a spice string. Today’s the strike down for Coming Through the Gap on a Mountain on an Elephant, a production curated by...

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