16 Apr, 2015

a lesson i learned about being desi and american is that boundaries are made up…

Sehba Sarwar
16 Apr, 2015

Zarana Sanghani, who recently returned to Houston after graduate school and working New York, talks about the issue of “home” – a subject that’s close to her heart: Feeling...

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14 Apr, 2015

you have to find home within yourself…

Sehba Sarwar
14 Apr, 2015

My friend Gordon talks about his sense of home as we drink tea and sip smoothies just a few blocks from his house in Freedmen’s Town, where he and...

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07 Apr, 2015

i think of windows when i think of home…

Sehba Sarwar
07 Apr, 2015

I meet up with my friends Sally, Beverly and Yolanda, who I know through many Houston-based spaces and organizations including Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and the University of Houston’s...

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03 Apr, 2015

for me, everything is here: friends, family, health, doctors…

Sehba Sarwar
03 Apr, 2015

Most of the interviews I’ve undertaken for my project have been with friends and family who were born in spaces other than Houston. For the next month until my...

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02 Apr, 2015

shukria / thank you…

Sehba Sarwar
02 Apr, 2015

Today is a special day. One of the storytelling workshop participants, Sunita, has opened out her Crescent Oaks apartment for a final gathering. This past spring, during the workshop...

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24 Mar, 2015

i think i’ve given up on the idea of one place being home for me…

Sehba Sarwar
24 Mar, 2015

photo by Salma Qazi Spending spring break at our family friend Shaista’s home in California’s Bay Area is a welcome break from our hectic Houston schedule. One afternoon, as...

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13 Mar, 2015

students share stories…

Sehba Sarwar
13 Mar, 2015

Photo by Michelle Garcia Baker Ripley Community Center bustles this Thursday morning since many activities are being organized around campus for a national reporter site-visit. I drop off VBB’s...

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09 Mar, 2015

celebrating international women’s day…

Sehba Sarwar
09 Mar, 2015

Today, International Women’s Day, is cold and rainy day. As I adjust to the spring time change, I reflect on the women’s workshops I’ve been offering in Houston’s Gulfton...

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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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16 Feb, 2015

i need to be here right now to get my daughters through their education…

Sehba Sarwar
16 Feb, 2015

Sometimes, I get my hair touched up at Ruby’s salon on Harwin Drive, around the corner from Hillcroft. I go to the same place for threading and waxing, and...

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