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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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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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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03 Apr, 2015

for me, everything is here: friends, family, health, doctors…

Sehba Sarwar
03 Apr, 2015

Most of the interviews I’ve undertaken for my project have been with friends and family who were born in spaces other than Houston. For the next month until my...

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13 Mar, 2015

students share stories…

Sehba Sarwar
13 Mar, 2015

Photo by Michelle Garcia Baker Ripley Community Center bustles this Thursday morning since many activities are being organized around campus for a national reporter site-visit. I drop off VBB’s...

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equating muslims to dogs…

Sehba Sarwar

view from the 16th floor of a Harris County courthouse The first round of questions is posed by the lawyer representing the father: Please raise your number if you...

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10 Nov, 2014

documenting the home by the freeway ramp…

Sehba Sarwar
10 Nov, 2014

photo by Minal I hand Minal my phone-camera before we enter the freeway ramp, so she can document the temporary “home” she sighted a few weeks ago: a tent...

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11 Aug, 2014

a perigee moon…

Sehba Sarwar
11 Aug, 2014

I drive along Lawndale Street, but pull over to capture an image of the perigree moon hovering above oak trees, a perfect yellow circle emanating radiance. In appreciation of...

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04 Aug, 2014

biking along brays bayou…

Sehba Sarwar
04 Aug, 2014

On our first Saturday afternoon in Houston after a month of roaming, Minal, René and I meander on our bikes along a trail that’s being built along Brays Bayou...

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