Through literary and visual arts, Voices Breaking Boundaries provokes awareness and dialogue about social justice issues across and within local and global borders.

Sehba Sarwar founded Voices Breaking Boundaries in 2000, inspired by a poem she wrote in 1999 about political events unfolding in Pakistan.

Looking for a space to perform her work, she invited four women writers/artists – Christine Choi, Marcela Descalzi, Donna Perkins, and Jacsun Shah – to join her in starting a literary collective. Sarwar received project grants from the Houston Arts Alliance (then called Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County), and the collective hosted bi-monthly readings at a Houston bookstore. The response ignited Sehba’s determination to produce a series of multi-sensory experiences enriched by open mic, music and dance.

The VBB ball was rolling. Milestone highlights:

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