We are named Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) because the art and events we produce are responses to social justice issues impacting the world around us.

Voices Breaking Boundaries Borderlines Vol 3 Publications
Borderlines: Volume III Art Catalogue
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The publication includes writings and art by Julia Villaseñor Bell, Britto Arts Trust, Jimmy Castillo, Oui Chatwara S. Duran, Claudia Cerrucha Espinosa, Sonya Fatah, Os Galindo, Victoria Paige Gonzalez, Paul Hester, Gelson Lemus, Sayantan Boka Maitra, Kabir Mokamel/Peace Street, Carolina Monsivais, Delilah Montoya, Veer Munshi, Minerva Reynosa, Bruno Rios, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Sehba Sarwar, Mikaela Selley, Masooma Syed, Sukhada Tatke, Roberto Tejada, Charisse Weston, Sebastian Varghese, Stalina Villarreal, Gemini Wahhaj, Ilona Yusuf and Pablo Gimenez Zapiola.

Voices Breaking Boundaries Borderlines Vol 2 Publications
Borderlines: Volume II Art Catalogue
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Co-Editors: Drs. Margot Backus + Maria Gonzalez
Published in 2015
105 pages; photography, essays and poems
Softcover, 7.3142 in x 9.3985 in
Contributors: Nandita Bhavnani, Arlene Bowman, Selfa Chew-Smithart, Michelle Garcia, Tayeba Begum Lipi, Naila Mahmood, Emmy Perez, Harbeer Sandhu, Sehba Sarwar, Christina Sisk and Noor Zaheer.

Voices Breaking Boundaries Borderlines Vol 1 Publications
Borderlines: Volume I Art Catalogue
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Co-Editors: Drs. Margot Backus + Maria Gonzalez
Published in 2015
105 pages; photography, essays and poems
Softcover, 7.3142 in x 9.3985 in
Contributors: Tehmina Ahmed, Monica Arreola, Margot Backus, Robinson Block with James Castillo and Frank Aguilar, Hafiza Nilofar Khan, Minerva Laveaga Luna, Sadya Mizan, Chintan Modi, Bapsi Sidhwa, Sehba Sarwar, Shreerekha Subramanian, Adriana Trujillo, Monica Villarreal.

Voices Breaking Homes and Histories Publications
Homes and Histories Art Catalogue

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Co-Editors: Sehba Sarwar + Joshua Turner
Published in 2013
93 pages; photography, essays and poems
Softcover, 7.3142 in x 9.3985 in
Contributors: Gordon Anderson, Anne S. Chao, Stephen Fox, Haris Gazdar, Aslam Khwaja, Kairn Klieman, Autumn Knight, Babette Niemel, Sehba Sarwar, and Michael Woodson

Voices Breaking Boundaries Borderlines Women Under Siege Publications
Women Under Siege Art Catalogue

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Co-Editors: Sehba Sarwar + Joshua Turner
Published in 2013
77 pages; photography, essays, and poems
Softcover, 7.3142 in x 9.3985 in
Contributors: Ahsan Bari, Attiya Dawood, Autumn Knight, Ana Laurel, Larissa Lindsay, Hilda Saeed, Sehba Sarwar, Jacsun Shah, Rebecca L. White, and Zohra Yusuf

DVD: Patti Smith Live!
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In 2003, VBB Artistic Director/Founder Sehba Sarwar encountered writer, poet and punk rock star Patti Smith at LaGuardia Airport. Over the years, Sarwar remained in touch with Patti Smith, and in 2010, Patti Smith flew to Houston for a special reading and performance that she donated to Voices Breaking Boundaries. She read from her prize-winning memoir, Just Kids, and performed much-loved songs including Because the Night and My Blakean Years (for which she improvised a verse about her Houston visit and her time with Sarwar and Sarwar’s daughter), and she answered questions from the audience.

Thanks to documentary artists (Yunuen Perez Vertti and Faroukh Virani) who collaborate with VBB, Patti Smith’s 2010 Houston performance is now available on DVD for just $15 (+$3 shipping).

Voices Breaking Boundaries Artists & Dissent Sehba Sarwar
DVD: Artists and Dissent
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In 2004, for a project conceptualized by VBB Artistic Director/Founder Sehba Sarwar, Houston-based filmmaker Laura Harrison created a special one-hour documentary for VBB, Artists and Dissent, for which Laura interviewed more than 50 Houston-based artists, including Diane Barber, Fady Joudah, Rathna Kumar, Rick Lowe, Koy Severino, Sehba Sarwar, Bapsi Sidhwa, and many more. This DVD is available for $10 (+shipping).

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