05 Dec, 2014

“home” is where you go when you’ve lost everything…

Sehba Sarwar
05 Dec, 2014

On a quiet Thursday morning after sharing tea with eL Seed and Asad Ali Jafri – who are visiting Houston as part of the Mitchell Center’s Intersections project  at Doshi...

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19 Nov, 2014

“home” is my family…

Sehba Sarwar
19 Nov, 2014

In a conversation over coffee at Café Brasil, Maha Khan talks about home: For me, “home” is my family – a sense of belonging that has warmth because of...

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“home” is where you’ve been the happiest…

Sehba Sarwar

Over a snack-lunch of papri-chat, bhel-puri and Bombay roll at Sri Pavan Bhavan on Houston’s Hillcroft Avenue, Zeba Shah – after being away from Houston for several years during...

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07 Nov, 2014

it’s taken time for me to be okay with being in-between…

Sehba Sarwar
07 Nov, 2014

Shirin Herman, who works with Houston Independent Services’ Refugee Program, talks about her personal journey: At this point in my life, Houston is home; being with my husband at...

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18 Oct, 2014

i feel at “home” when I’m relaxed and comfortable…

Sehba Sarwar
18 Oct, 2014

I converse with my friend/social worker/fellow-mother Stephanie, as we wait for our children to wrap-up soccer practice. I feel at “home” when I’m relaxed and comfortable, and able to...

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15 Oct, 2014

for me, “home” means being around family wherever family is…

15 Oct, 2014

Part of my What Is Home? project includes raising question (with a few more thrown in, thanks to my friends Jaspal and Yaksha) to family members, friends and others...

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01 Sep, 2014

reflections on ferguson and gaza…

01 Sep, 2014

In her August 28, 2014 essay “On growing up in Ferguson and Palestine” published in the Washington Post, poet Naomi Shihab Nye writes: In Ferguson, an invisible line separated...

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02 Aug, 2014

a different narrative…

02 Aug, 2014

I know that I’ve landed in the US when I absorb mainstream news and find barely any mention of the 1,500 women, children and men killed in Gaza.

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29 Jul, 2014

streets of toronto…

Sehba Sarwar
29 Jul, 2014

After visiting with Sharlene Bamboat at the South Asian Visual Arts Center (SAVAC),a 20-year-old arts organization, I wander down the streets of downtown Toronto with my friend Salma. Next...

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25 Jul, 2014

landing on water…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Jul, 2014

Minal and I press close to the airplane window as we watch the airplane drop closer toward Lake Ontario’s blue water. In the background is Toronto’s skyline. At customs,...

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