30 Dec, 2015

exploring los angeles…

Sehba Sarwar
30 Dec, 2015

Watts Towers; photo by Minal René, Minal and I make a trek to Watts, one of LA’s oldest neighborhoods, where we manage to catch sunset at Watts Towers (Simon...

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22 Nov, 2015

sharing stories with each other and a larger public…

22 Nov, 2015

installation of blog interviews with Zeba Shah and Shireen Hermann Last month, I led a storytelling workshop for women, where we talked, ate, and shared narratives about issues of...

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27 Oct, 2015

a bachelor party..

Sehba Sarwar
27 Oct, 2015

MC Alexis Nicole Whitney Despite my years of being entrenched in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood, I’ve never attended a drag show. But last night – even as I received flash...

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08 Sep, 2015

transported…

Sehba Sarwar
08 Sep, 2015

Yesterday, my mother, Minal and I drove to my friend Yaksha’s house where more friends joined us. After tea and a short visit, we piled into two cars to...

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04 Aug, 2015

cadillac ranch…

04 Aug, 2015

On our drive from Santa Fe to Houston, we take a short detour to experience Cadillac Ranch. The cars remind me of Pakistani truck art and Houston’s Orange Show’s...

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afterwards…

audience members at the Baker Ripley Community Center; photo by Paul Hester A month has floated away, and I’m still processing my What Is Home? production, one that took...

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07 May, 2015

essay in gray matters…

07 May, 2015

photograph of my 2009 “Listening from Within” installation dedicated to my father, Dr. Mohammad Sarwar; photo by Eric Hester An excerpt from my longer essay “That Long Monday Afternoon”...

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30 Apr, 2015

people don’t talk about the necessity of crossing…

Sehba Sarwar
30 Apr, 2015

Karen Martinez, a filmmaker and a recent college graduate, talks about “home” and crossing borders: Houston is my home. I was born in Tula, Hidalgo – Mexico – and...

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

Sehba Sarwar

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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04 Feb, 2015

essay about my short trip to delhi…

04 Feb, 2015

snacks outside a Delhi train station My essay, No Borders: Delhi Twenty-Five Years Later about my travels to Delhi appeared in Aman Ki Asha, a print and online newspaper...

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