02 Apr, 2015

shukria / thank you…

Sehba Sarwar
02 Apr, 2015

Today is a special day. One of the storytelling workshop participants, Sunita, has opened out her Crescent Oaks apartment for a final gathering. This past spring, during the workshop...

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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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09 Mar, 2015

celebrating international women’s day…

Sehba Sarwar
09 Mar, 2015

Today, International Women’s Day, is cold and rainy day. As I adjust to the spring time change, I reflect on the women’s workshops I’ve been offering in Houston’s Gulfton...

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06 Mar, 2015

my challenge is how to move and yet make sure the children get their time with their grandmothers…

Sehba Sarwar
06 Mar, 2015

After I close out a meeting with Ana Mac Naught, Community Developer at Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center — where I’ve been running a women’s workshop and am now planning...

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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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“at home” is where you know people, where you have friends…

Sehba Sarwar

photo by Maha Shahid Based in Boston where my sister Beena Sarwar has been for the last four years, she’s happy to spend a week in Houston and get...

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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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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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home is a space where you don’t have to watch out for proper behavior or ways to be…

Sehba Sarwar

As I’ve worked on my What Is Home? project, I’ve recorded many conversations with my mother Zakia Sarwar about her multiple migrations – from North India to Lahore, Pakistan...

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12 Jan, 2015

i’d feel more at “home” here if there were more people involved in the arts…

Sehba Sarwar
12 Jan, 2015

In a conversation with one of my oldest and dearest friends, “Justin” (name changed for personal reasons), I’m not surprised to hear his words: My deepest feelings of “home”...

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