31 Aug, 2015

Minal-ism…

31 Aug, 2015

As we drive to school, Minal, who will be 11 in just a few weeks, says to me: “Children are more honest and peaceful than grown-ups.” “What do you...

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04 Aug, 2015

cadillac ranch…

Sehbar Sarwar
04 Aug, 2015

On our drive from Santa Fe to Houston, we take a short detour to experience Cadillac Ranch.

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03 Jul, 2015

from sydney…

Sehba Sarwar
03 Jul, 2015

Dr. Ruqaiya Hasan, Hong Kong, Feb 2015; photo by Lexie Don When our flight lands in Auckland, I turn on my phone to find messages from my sister, who...

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11 Jun, 2015

billboards…

Sehba Sarwar
11 Jun, 2015

photo by Minal The month of ramzaan started today, but this billboard popped up on Houston’s interstate highway I-45 just a few days ago.

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11 May, 2015

afterwards…

Sehba Sarwar
11 May, 2015

photo by Paul Hester A month has floated away, and I’m still processing my What Is Home? production, one that took months to prepare and perform. People ask me:...

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09 May, 2015

one more day…

Sehba Sarwar
09 May, 2015

laying out final excerpts from my memoir before documents are sent to Oskar to layout The last few weeks have been filled with meals as I spend time with...

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07 May, 2015

essay in gray matters…

07 May, 2015

An excerpt from my longer essay “That Long Monday Afternoon” was reprinted in the Houston Chronicle’sGray Matters under a new title: “Skyping My Father Goodbye.”

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30 Apr, 2015

people don’t talk about the necessity of crossing…

Sehba Sarwar
30 Apr, 2015

Karen Martinez, a filmmaker and a recent college graduate, talks about “home” and crossing borders: Houston is my home. I was born in Tula, Hidalgo – Mexico – and...

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26 Apr, 2015

an earthquake and student voices…

Sehba Sarwar
26 Apr, 2015

Sagar’s apartment ceiling After a sleepless night, I wake up to read a text message by Hemangi, a Westbury High School student who participated in my storytelling workshop: Did...

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25 Apr, 2015

another assassination…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Apr, 2015

photo by Reuters My mobile phone ringer goes off while I’m at a lunch meeting. I glance at the phone and see that Beena is on the other side....

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