visiting new and old corners of houston…

Sections of murals by Genzo; (L) Tu Lucha; (R) Every Beautiful Poem “Women’s rights are human rights,” said Dr. Sima Samar when talking about the future of Afghan women...

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telling our own stories. . .

Found art collage by Minal, Karachi 2013; materials: flower petals, leaf, photographed on red floor Yesterday, my essay, My Chicana-South Asian daughter, finding her roots in Karachi and south...

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02 Feb, 2022

love in the time of omicron…

02 Feb, 2022

L: Roasted corn, camel, and sunset (photo by Minal S); R: With siblings, cousins, and Ammi at Usman’s mehndi celebration My two weeks in Karachi were punctuated with wedding...

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flying to the moon …

A long line ahead of Minal and me on a cold and rainy morning as we waited to get tested for COVID so we could fly today Even though...

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21 Oct, 2021

last weekend to see “on belonging – community responses to home and the pandemic”…

21 Oct, 2021

Photos by Milly Correa Hernandez Almost three weeks have slipped away since one of my On Belonging – community responses to home and the pandemic installations was stolen /...

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theft/disappearance of my “on belonging – community responses to home and the pandemic” project. . .

L: “On Belonging – community responses to home and the pandemic” at McDonald Park; photo by a Pasadena parks employee; R: The live oak tree after being stripped of...

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24 Sep, 2021

discostan for afghanistan …

24 Sep, 2021

Afghan dancer Samira Karami at Discostan’s fundraiser for Afghan refugees Last Saturday, I felt as if the pandemic had slipped away when I joined more than 500 bodies at...

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16 Aug, 2021

afghanistan, haiti, covid . . .

16 Aug, 2021

Like most people I know, all week I was tracking the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. And as predicted by many, yesterday morning, I woke up to a new headline:...

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gaza sunset…

photo of sunset over Gaza by Hadeel Assali This morning, I called Hadeel Assali, a friend from Houston, Texas who recently defended her dissertation at Columbia University. I had...

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say their names. . .

Four days after six women of Asian descent were murdered by a white supremacist in Atlanta, the mainstream media is barely releasing the women’s names. Few details about the...

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