Home, for me, is people, spaces, and the habits we are engulfed in.
Sabeen Mahmud was such an integral part of our ‘home’ here in Karachi, either as a personal friend or via the space she created, The Second Floor (T2F). I have literally lived at T2F for years, writing in isolation, with the space as my only witness.
Sabeen’s efforts help make this city feel more like home; a kind of home where you feel you are growing, sharing, contributing. Where you are excited to see what events/reading/performances/bazaars are happening this week. That’s all you need sometimes – a space to breathe!
This ‘Movement Poem’ is a tribute to the wonderful Sabeen Mahmud, who died too young, but wow, that woman really lived! It is an ode to her spirit, and a reminder to be fearless.
This piece is a collaboration between Tazeen Bari, Sapna Pandya & myself.