selling fast…

Top left: Gwendolyn Zepeda and some Houston Noir contributors at Murder by the Book, Houston, Texas; Top right: My reading at Skylight Books, Los Angeles, California; Bottom right and left:...

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23 Mar, 2018

taking a break…

23 Mar, 2018

This week, our spring break, René, Minal, and I boarded a flight to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which is just two hours away from Los Angeles. When we landed in...

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17 Jul, 2017

how to pray openly…

17 Jul, 2017

While spending time with my sister in Boston, we visited Castle Island, a beach near downtown. Because the beach is so close to the city, the small coast and...

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28 Feb, 2017

the movement, a mural and a tent…

Sehbar Sarwar
28 Feb, 2017

a mural in front of Los Angeles’ Greyhound Station Almost a week has passed since the last round of protesters at Standing Rock were pushed out or arrested. The...

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21 Nov, 2016

reminders and a respite…

Sehbar Sarwar
21 Nov, 2016

After spending five days in Houston, Minal flies with me to Washington DC where I’m invited to attend a National Endowment for the Arts convening. With a free day...

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30 Jun, 2016

bumping into art and friends at airports…

Sehba Sarwar
30 Jun, 2016

At Houston’s Hobby Airport, as René, Minal and I walk toward our gate, I catch sight of glass art that has been installed along the tunnel between the gates...

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06 Feb, 2016

karachi literature festival…

Sehba Sarwar
06 Feb, 2016

Borderlines panel – participants from left to right: moderator Ghazi Salahuddin, Sehba Sarwar, Noor Zaheer, Naila Mahmood, and Tehmina Ahmed; photo by Akbar Baloch Back in 2010, I participated...

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30 Dec, 2015

exploring los angeles…

Sehba Sarwar
30 Dec, 2015

Watts Towers; photo by Minal René, Minal and I make a trek to Watts, one of LA’s oldest neighborhoods, where we manage to catch sunset at Watts Towers (Simon...

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04 Aug, 2015

cadillac ranch…

04 Aug, 2015

On our drive from Santa Fe to Houston, we take a short detour to experience Cadillac Ranch. The cars remind me of Pakistani truck art and Houston’s Orange Show’s...

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06 Mar, 2015

my challenge is how to move and yet make sure the children get their time with their grandmothers…

Sehba Sarwar
06 Mar, 2015

After I close out a meeting with Ana Mac Naught, Community Developer at Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center — where I’ve been running a women’s workshop and am now planning...

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