Breaking silence / bearing witness/ claiming dignity

In fall 2010, I created a site-specific installation, breaking silences / bearing witness / claiming dignity, at Voices Breaking Boundaries Living Room Art show, Women's Voices.

Using protest images from women’s marches and protests in Karachi and Houston (offered to me by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast), I created a wall that also contained live testimonies offered by Houston women.

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Voices Breaking Boundaries' original office was in [Sarwar’s] kitchen, but later she set up shop in a tiny donated space. If she stood up, she knocked her head. But she didn't spend much time in the office anyway. Wherever she went, she found a community partners. “Crossing borders with art.”

Houston Chronicle, September 2014 LINK

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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 am open to schedule readings, workshops, courses or multimedia installations.Universities and non-profit organizations based in Texas can apply for Texas Commission on the Arts grants to fund Sarwar’s workshops, readings and/or installations since she serves on the Texas Touring Roster.

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