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Education is one of my passions. I enjoy identifying urgent issues and weaving them into curriculum to be taught in workshops or college-level courses.

For more information about my teaching experience, please visit my full Courses & Workshops page.

Taught a storytelling workshop for Nepali-Bhutanese and Indian youth at Westbury High School, Houston, TX; Jan 2015

As part of my 2014-15 Artistic Innovations award by Mid-America Arts Alliance, I held a storytelling workshop for Nepali/Bhutanese and Indian youth at Westbury High School. After the workshop ended, one student hosted a meal in his apartment where his mother prepared a Nepali meal. Students also participated in several public events that I organized in Southwest Houston, and their narratives were published in Voices Breaking Boundaries’ Borderlines Volume Two publication.

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Taught Express Yourself: A Writing | Blogging | Video workshop for Pakistani college and high school women, Houston, TX. This project was run through Voices Breaking Boundaries and funded by St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities; Aug 2009

Taught a VBB high school writing workshop, Showcase of Poetry/Prose, Art and Music (SPAM!), for teenagers at Lee High School, Houston, TX; Fall 2005 and Spring 2007

Co-taught a high school writing workshop, Retelling Histories, a collaborative project between Voices Breaking Boundaries, Youth Advocates and Project Row Houses at Lee High School, Houston, TX; Summer 2005

Taught a writing workshop for Vietnamese Youth at the Vietnamese Cultural Center, through Inprint Inc. Houston, TX; Spring 2004

Led youth performance workshop for VBB’s La Voz Femenina, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX; Spring 2003 and 2004

Taught VBB Multidisciplinary Elective at Furr High School, Houston, TX; Fall 2002 – Spring 2003

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I am working on a memoir as well as generating essays, short stories, and poems.

Taught a writing workshop for Vietnamese Youth at the Vietnamese Cultural Center, through Inprint Inc. Houston, TX; Spring 2004

Led youth performance workshop for VBB’s La Voz Femenina, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX; Spring 2003 and 2004

Taught VBB Multidisciplinary Elective at Furr High School, Houston, TX; Fall 2002 – Spring 2003

Taught VBB Multidisciplinary Summer After-School Program at Sharpstown High School, Houston, TX; Summer 2002

I started this project through Voices Breaking Boundaries shortly after I quit my full-time teaching position at Jones High School. Sharpstown HS offered funding, and I was able to bring my Jones HS students to their campus. The project culminated with a publication containing writings by, students from different parts of the city and the world.

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I am an author and speaker, an artist, and a community and cultural activist.

If I can use my talents and passions to inspire you or your network to push boundaries and become involved in our communities, please connect with me. I offer a range of services including: readings, workshops, courses, or multidisciplinary performances/installations. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sehba Sarwar Art Car
Front hood of my art car, Digital Meets Pakistani Truck Art, featuring stickers of buraq images from Karachi; photo by Burnell McCray