my narration of azeb’s story appears in NYT magazine…

Since I met Azeb in October 2015, I have enjoyed her ability to share stories and make us laugh. Last fall, we sat over several delicious meals at Lucy’s...

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10 Feb, 2016

i am karachi wall project…

Sehba Sarwar
10 Feb, 2016

Two images from a wall created by VASL, a Karachi-based arts collective, for a project called I Am Karachi. The project’s Walls for Peace initiative aims to replace “negative...

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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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03 Dec, 2015

a feast…

Sehba Sarwar
03 Dec, 2015

Today, I finally eat lunch at Lucy’s Ethiopian Restaurant, and I understand why I have heard so many rave reviews. The two platters I share with a friend contain...

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22 Nov, 2015

sharing stories with each other and a larger public…

Sehba Sarwar
22 Nov, 2015

installation of interviews from my blog Last month, I led a storytelling workshop for women, where we talked, ate, and shared narratives about issues of displacement, the state of...

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21 Nov, 2015

cycles of violence…

21 Nov, 2015

Once again, just a week after the bombings in Lebanon and Paris, the anti-refugee and anti-Muslim hype in Europe and the US is escalating. In the meantime, Amy Goodman’s...

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10 Nov, 2015

rituals…

Sehba Sarwar
10 Nov, 2015

Oskar and René at TC drag show When I first told Minal that our friends Oskar and René were getting married and that Oskar invited me to serve as...

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07 Nov, 2015

a passing conversation…

07 Nov, 2015

I don’t go to Home Depot very often, but I dropped by today to exchange a toilet seat. As the woman behind the counter processed my exchange, she threw...

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27 Oct, 2015

a bachelor party..

Sehba Sarwar
27 Oct, 2015

MC Alexis Nicole Whitney Despite my years of being entrenched in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood, I’ve never attended a drag show. But last night – even as I received flash...

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