02 Jan, 2015

home is a space that I create for myself and not one that’s defined for me …

Sehba Sarwar
02 Jan, 2015

Filmmaker Yunuen Perez Vertti drops by my Houston house to eat a meal prepared by my mother. A native of Mexico City, Yunuen lived for a decade in Houston...

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12 Dec, 2014

home is where it’s not always a comfortable path…

Sehba Sarwar
12 Dec, 2014

I am introduced to artist Masooma Syed by family friend and artist Salima Hashmi, who knows Masooma through Lahore, where Masooma grew up. Currently based in Delhi and married...

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03 Dec, 2014

the space for “home” is moveable…

Sehba Sarwar
03 Dec, 2014

My friend Kairn Klieman responds to questions about home: Home is feeling relaxed and free and at ease–hidden from all of life’s demands. It feels cuddly. Home is not...

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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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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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19 Apr, 2010

patti smith in houston!…

Sehba Sarwar
19 Apr, 2010

I first met Patti Smith in La Guardia Airport in 2003 when she was on her way to Houston to install her Strange Messenger exhibition and perform in a special...

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