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::VBB is an organization that has been making headlines for years. Our events and programs has been given much press in Houston and around the world ::

Shamsie, Muneeza. "Cross Border Conversations." Newsline, pp.112-113, May 2016. HTML

Mustafa, Zubeida. "Crossing Borders." Dawn, May 27, 2016. HTML

Howard, Matt. "Converging Parallel Lives: The Story of Voices Breaking Boundaries." Houston History, Volume 13, Number 1, Fall 2015. HTML

White, Andrea. "Crossing Borders with Art." Gray Matters (Houston Chronicle), September 27, 2014. HTML

Shah, Bina. "Sehba Sarwar: A Voice That Breaks Boundaries." Sampsonia Way, September 10, 2014. HTML

Kolker, Claudia. "Talking Art and Politics: Montrose's Voices Breaking Boundaries Has Some Stories to Tell." Montrose District, August 27, 2014. HTML

RW Blogger. "Common Threads and Compassion: Ana Laurel on Houston's Voices Breaking Boundaries." Poets and Writers' Readings and Workshops Blog, June 19, 2014. HTML

Huete, Betsy. "Voices Breaking Boundaries: Crossing the Lines. Glasstire, June 15, 2014. HTML

Nguyen, Diane. "Raising Awareness to Prevent Violence against Women." Daily Cougar, February 24, 2014. HTML

Rice radio’s unique peek at India’s social issues via Anand Patwardhan’s documentary - Jai Bhim Comrade. India Herald, March 3, 2013. HTML

Rudick, Tyler. "Freedmen's Town gets its due: Vibrant past of overlooked historic neighborhood being recovered." CultureMap, November 30, 2012. HTML

Barber, Diane. "Local Revolutionaries: Living Room Art with Voices Breaking Boundaries." Glasstire, June 26, 2012. HTML

Editorial: "Speaking Out for Women." Houston Chronicle, April 28, 2012. HTML

Rudick, Tyler. "Voices Breaking Boundaries' "Living Room Production" focuses on war against women." CultureMap, April 26, 2012. HTML

Sarwar, Sehba. "Op-Ed: Observing social change, in Houston and Karachi." Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX, January 29, 2012. HTML

Thenmozhi. "Novels are my first love." December 29, 2011, The Hindu. HTML

Davenport, Bill. "NEA Awards VBB $20,000 for 2012 Living Room Art Productions." Glasstire, November 22, 2011. HTML

Rudick, Tyler. "Living Room Art: Sehba Sarwar looks outside the galleries to create art block parties. CultureMap, November 5, 2011. HTML

Adamjee, Maheen Bashir. "Interview: Sehba Sarwar." Newsline, April 27, 2011. HTML

Luks, Joel. "Remembering Liz: Award honors beloved Houston Arts Alliance grants coordinator." CultureMap, April 22, 2011. HTML

Koenig, Abby. "HGO Got $4 Million, What Would You Do With the Money?" Houston Press Art Attack Blog, April 14, 2011. HTML

Ridgeway, James. "Bapsi Sidhwa awarded Valiente by Voices Breaking Boundaries." The Champions Sun, March 13, 2011. HTML

Ramadurai, Vandy. Our Voices Ourselves. February 23, 2011. HTML

Sarwar, Sehba. "No escaping violence in Pakistan - or US." Houston Chronicle, January 29, 2011. HTML

Hancock, Hank. "Guerilla Tactics Top Five: Best DIY Productions of 2010." Houston Press Art Attack Blog, December 23, 2010. HTML

Front Row with Catherine Lu. KUHF, 88.7 FM, November 4, 2010. HTML.

Sarwar, Sehba. "The poor are the hardest hit in Pakistan." Houston Chronicle, September 11, 2010. HTML

"Historic Event: Faiz Ahmed Faiz Lyrics on this Weekend Art Car Parade in Houston." Pakistan Chronicle, May 7, 2010. HTML

Rhodes, Dusti. "Living Room Art: Art Car Sprawl in the First Ward." Houston Press, April 29, 2010. HTML

Newman, Douglas. "Patti Smith shows Houston she's still a force — in story & song." Culture Map, April 20, 2010. HTML

Patti Smith on Front Row. KUHF 88.7 FM, April 19, 2010. HTML.

Lovett, Greg. "LIVE: Patti Smith." Space City Rock Blog, April 19, 2010. HTML.

Sarwar, Sehba. "Education is the Key to Peace: Americans, Pakistanis have much to learn." Houston Chronicle, October 18, 2009. PDF   HTML

Forster, Christa. "Art Districts as Diaspora." Cite 78, Spring 2009. PDF

Hussein, Syed. "The Friday Times: Alternative Perspectives." The Friday Times (Pakistan), February 20, 2009. HTML

Sarwar, Sehba. "Karachi's Winter Days." New York Times Sunday Magazine, March 30, 2008. PDF HTML

Hussain, Saima Shakil. "Authors: Writing with Passion," Dawn, Books and Authors, September 16, 2007. HTML

Living Smart with Patti Gras. Houston PBS, Channel 8, April 2007. HTML

Jimenez, Jamie. "Activist, Poet Visits EPCC for Poety Month," El Conquistador, April 2007. HTML

Abdullah, Shaila. "Out-of-School Program Breaks Boundaries, Empowering Students through Arts." SEDL Letter, May 2006; p. 18-20. PDF

Naqvi, Sumera. "Authors: Citizens of the World," Dawn, Books and Authors, August 28, 2005. HTML

Giri, Nisha. "Sehba Sarwar: Breaking Boundaries through Fiction and Art." Indo-American News, May 6, 2005; p. 32.   HTML   PDF

"Voices Breaking Boundaries." Houston Arts View, Spring 2004; p. 13. PDF

Lennie, Janaki. "Run Artist Run: The Changing Nature of Alternative Spaces in Houston." Artlies, Spring 2004; p. 18-22. PDF

Karkabi, Barbara. "From a World Away, She's on a Mission." Houston Chronicle, August 5, 2004. PDF

Walker, Ronal Boyce. "'Black Wings' is magical realism, author says/Local artist publishes woman's journey from Pakistan." Houston Chronicle, April 29, 2004. HTML

Nurczynski, Melissa. "Exploring the Subcontinent." Houston Press, May 15-21, 2003; p. 42. PDF

Karkabi, Barbara. "Teacher-Activist provides forums for writers, poets and performers," Houston Chronicle, May 20, 2003. HTML  PDF

Ponnekant, Rosemary. "Raising Voices," ArtsHouston, May 2003; p. 24. PDF

Zuniga, JoAnn. "Cautions on war voiced at forum: Callers around world air views." Houston Chronicle, September 23, 2003. PDF

Norman, Allison. "Give Peace a Chance." Houston Press, September 19–25, 2002; p. 34. PDF


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