stories all around us…

General Manager Mahbubul Alam, Liberation War Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh (photo from my 2013 Bangladesh visit and interview) Yesterday, I returned to the printer cartridge store where I had purchased toner...

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revisiting the border…

the Texas-Mexico fence at Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Last week, I dipped into the Rio Grande Valley for 24-hours to participate in an arts and literature festival. The morning after...

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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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29 Nov, 2016

graffiti in the canyon…

29 Nov, 2016

Pink graffiti on a rock along my path as I hike in Eaton Canyon. 28 Nov 2016 · 06:33:02 PM

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05 Dec, 2015

another conversation…

05 Dec, 2015

As the bank teller processes my check, she asks: “You have a show tomorrow, don’t you?” I look up from my phone, noticing her face for the first time....

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10 Nov, 2015

rituals…

Sehba Sarwar
10 Nov, 2015

Oskar and René at TC drag show When I first told Minal that our friends Oskar and René were getting married and that Oskar invited me to serve as...

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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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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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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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10 Jul, 2014

sneaking a cup of coffee during an islamabad ramzan morning…

Sehba Sarwar
10 Jul, 2014

My writer friend Ilona Yusuf sneaks me into a café in Islamabad. They may throw us out, she says. But let’s try anyway. She shares the story of how...

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