19 Oct, 2018

“all i have is my words”…

19 Oct, 2018

Nikki Giovanni with Kwame Alexander speaking to a packed house at Skylight Books I spent the first two nights of this week with friends at Skylight Books at readings...

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24 Oct, 2017

me too…

Sehba Sarwar
24 Oct, 2017

Minal creating a nature installation to cover an exposed nail; Karachi 2011 The accepted statistic that “one in three women will suffer sexual abuse” feels antiquated. It has taken...

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19 Sep, 2017

stepping away from TEDx…

19 Sep, 2017

photo by Gabriel Fuller Over the last few months, I was immersed in preparing for a Pasadena TEDx talk, but last week, I withdrew my participation. I have a...

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30 Jun, 2017

“fiction is an offering, a prayer, a universe…”

30 Jun, 2017

Arundhati Roy read a passage from her new novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness; image of rock star Patti Smith in the background “Happiness is an act of resistance,”...

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05 Apr, 2017

patti smith: use your voice!

Sehba Sarwar
05 Apr, 2017

2010: Patti Smith with me at KPFT Pacifica Radio 90.1 FM; photo by Burnell McCray. Listen to interview here “I was on my way to Australia,” Patti Smith tells...

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28 Feb, 2017

the movement, a mural and a tent…

Sehbar Sarwar
28 Feb, 2017

a mural in front of Los Angeles’ Greyhound Station Almost a week has passed since the last round of protesters at Standing Rock were pushed out or arrested. The...

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25 Jan, 2017

two days later…

Sehbar Sarwar
25 Jan, 2017

Woman waiting to catch Metro waves a banner designed by Stephen Fairey for The Amplifier Foundation’s We The People project I wake up to hear the radio spitting stories...

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15 Dec, 2016

an alternate planet…

15 Dec, 2016

I’ve spent most of my life protesting. As a teenager, I marched on Karachi streets in support of women’s rights, after which I went on to college to join...

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19 Aug, 2016

viva la causa…

Sehba Sarwar
19 Aug, 2016

While visiting a local bank, I catch sight of a wall filled with drawings by children. Each poster is a reminder of history; this one is a remembrance of...

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22 Apr, 2016

can flooding be defined and prevented?

Sehba Sarwar
22 Apr, 2016

Above: a swollen Buffalo Bayou two days after another “100 Year Flood” Four days after another “100 Year Flood” hit Houston, city residents are questioning the definition of 100...

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