Sabelo Narasimhan

Pride: There is no going back

Sabelo Narasimhan reflects on this year's Gay Pride parade in Bombay, India. In the wake of the recent judgement criminalizing homosexuality, the images in this photoessay reveal the unbounded spirit of rebellion and resistance of the community.

Do I Look Suspicious?

It was a beautiful June day in 2012. Thousands of demonstrators participated in a silent march down Fifth Avenue to protest the New York Police Department’s Stop and Frisk policy. We marched under trees, past the Guggenheim and the Met lined with weekend tourists. We were Quaker activists, Muslim associations, civil rights organizers, labor union members, families from grannies to babies, student groups, queer youth, global coalitions, church leaders, and ethnic, cultural, and racial justice organizations, amongst others. We marched silently, reflecting the growing alliances between these groups, demonstrating the intersectional effects of this destructive policy. 

Issue 39: The Art of Politics (2/8/2013)

Issue Title: 
The Art of Politics
Issue Date: 
Fri, 2013-02-08
Issue Number: 
39

In honor of our 20th anniversary, this issue features poetry by Bushra Rehman, Purvi Shah, YaliniDream and Ather Zia, along with a photo essay by Sabelo Narasimhan. Together, these pieces highlight the diversity of voices in the diaspora, ranging from Narasimhan’s visual documentation of protests against New York City’s Stop-and-Frisk policy to Rehman’s tongue-in-cheek take on break-ups.

The Revolution is Not Over, Yet I Yearn for the Days in Tahrir

These images of those days are at once an homage and reminder of what was precious, undefined, yet so extraordinary - and at the same time, what we constantly seek, what we have to continue to aspire to as we do the very real work of revolution. There is infinite possibility and yet seemingly insurmountable obstacles at every turn. When we remember Tahrir, we are reminded of how dreams unfolded before our eyes, how we all worked together to better understand each other and find a common path forward. How important it was to be seen and be heard, but also to listen to each other and witness the beauty of your neighbor, your countryman, your new friend.

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