HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! MANY NEW CHANGES ARE COMING!!!
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Dear friends,Â I hope that 2014 has been off to a great start for you all! I hope and pray that each one of you (reading this) will have a great year with lots of success and happiness, and even then, in times of grief and suffering, may you all have the strength and the courage to keep moving.Â I want to thank you all for having followed me and supporting my work...
Fri, Jan 17 2014
new interview with me for Poor Magazine
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan New interview with me for Poor Magazine. I talk about my struggles as a deaf filmmaker and performer. I also talk about how I incorporate deaf & Indian culture into my works.Â Check it out! Many thanks to Leroy Moore of Krip-Hop Nation.
Tue, Oct 29 2013
preview of "Allah Earth" almost wrecked by the...
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan On Sunday I performed at a private event (you guys know who you are, wink wink) , we performed on the rooftop of a beautiful tall building in midtown St. Louis. You can see the Arch in the far background. I showed a preview of my work-in-progress, ALLAH EARTH. I used Islamic prayers (both the Adhaan, and Surah Al-Nahl, from the Holy Quran), modern Indian music with a ...
Tue, Oct 22 2013
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preview of "Deaf Brown Gurl"
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Here is a small screenshot of my ASL poetry rap video "Deaf Brown Gurl" I am editing. I am just putting down scenes for now, so I havenâ€™t done colorization or audio correction yet. I want to put in scenes from the gurdwara (Sikh temple), mandir (Hindu temple), the dargah (Sufi Muslim tomb), the Buddhist temple, the train station, the Ganges river, scenes from a deaf...
Tue, Oct 01 2013
Twitter Exchange on "Urdustan"
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Here are some Tweets from Andreas in Berlin, Germany. He bought a copy of my book URDUSTAN and this is what he tweeted to me the other night, about one of the short stories in my book called "THE LADY OF LAKE SUPERIOR."Â Thank you for reading my book, thank you for crying and enjoying my stories!!! DHANYAVAD 'N' SHUKRIYAAA BUY URDUSTAN AND SUPPORT ME!
Wed, Sep 18 2013
an excerpt from my horror story now online!
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan An excerpt from my horror story in my book URDUSTAN is now online, thanks to The Aerogram. Indian mythology, punks, and vampires in the East End of London! READ THE EXCERPT HERE BUY URDUSTAN READ MORE ABOUT URDUSTAN FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER WATCH MY FILMS "LIKE" ME ON FACBOOK
Fri, Sep 13 2013
Fresh Pulp Mag reviews Urdustan!
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Here is a new positively glowing review from Fresh Pulp Magazine that discusses my book Urdustan. Thank you!!
Thu, Sep 05 2013
Urdustan is available to purchase
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan URDUSTAN: A Collection of Short Stories is back on the marketplace and is available in PRINT only. (Digital to come later, as I figure out how to format it...)Â READ MORE ABOUT URDUSTAN BUY A COPY HERE New Review forthcoming, watch this space tomorrow.
Thu, Sep 05 2013
Urdustan will be out next week
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Dear friends and readers:Â I've decided that I will re-publish Urdustan, my novel of short stories, because people kept asking me about it, and I felt that that the book should be out for public consumption again. So, I'm pleased to say that the novel will come out on September 4 or 5 next week, insha'allah. Please stay tuned for information on where to purchase a ...
Tue, Aug 27 2013
Short Preview for my performance at Venus Envy 2013
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan I have been booked to perform a short set at Cherokee Performing Arts Center for Venus Envy 2013 Festival. My performance will include sign language + mime + music + poetry, with music from Bryson (of Lux Ascension). His music is haunting and beautiful, perfect for my poem, ALLAH EARTH. here's the short preview of Bryson's music. He's playing the Turkish bouzouki! ...
Mon, Aug 12 2013
Venus Envy 2013
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan I will perform @ Venus Envy this Friday, August 16th!Â I will perform mime + ASL poetry + music, a new piece called ALLAH EARTH which will be part of my performance project for London, UK next year. Bryson from LUX ASCENSION will join me with his Turkish bouzouki music. MUSIC + MIME + SIGN LANGUAGE + ALLAH + WOMAN + MOTHER EARTH I think I am the only Deaf and ma...
Sat, Aug 10 2013
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan (((VERSIÃ“N EN ESPAÃ‘OL ABAJO))) Â à¤¨à¤®à¤¾à¤œà¤¼ à¤•à¥€ à¤‰à¤¦à¤¾à¤¸à¥€ (((Translation: The Prayer of Sorrow))) a short film written, directed and edited by Sabina England. This film explores the emotional state of a woman's mind: her relationship with self, her relationship with the other woman, her relationship with the divine, her relationship with Mother Ea...
Mon, Jul 15 2013
I want to be MISS INDIA __What??__
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan When I was growing up, I had often seen and heard of so many beauty pageant contests held in India and overseas for the Indian diaspora in other nations.Â Sometimes these contests had ridiculous titles. I'd always dreamt of being Miss India, but not the traditional way! I never wanted to just be "Miss India." How boring and asinine.Â I would like to be Miss India ...
Mon, Jul 08 2013
Un articulo sobre mi cortometraje
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Saludos, amigos. hay un articulo nuevo sobre mi cortometraje â€œPoema 15" en espaÃ±ol y lenjuage de seÃ±as americana. Muchas gracias a Alina por escribiendo y compartir enlace conmigo.
Sun, Jul 07 2013
performing at the St Louis Pride Festival this year!!!
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Â beyond the crescent of the moon... Fellow poet & artist Loren D. and I have been asked to perform on the main stage at St Louis Pride Festival this Saturday!!!!Â We are so proud and honored to be part of a festival that promotes equality, love, and respect for all LGBTQ folks... MANY THANKS to St Lou Fringe for this great opportunity.Â We will go onstage at 6:4...
Wed, Jun 26 2013
Muslim women artists in the public space and censorship
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Here is an article from London, UK about Muslim Women Artists in the public space and censorship. I was asked by Sara Yasin (the writer of the article) for a quote, so I shared my experience of being a Deaf Muslim Woman Artist, Filmmaker & Playwright facing constant rejection and denial from the arts world. Please check it out! Thanks. Also, I will publish some new w...
Fri, Jun 14 2013
new interview with me, for the Examiner!
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Sakina Al-Amin, a journalist from Detroit, interviews me for The Examiner. I talk a bit about my love for creating art+film, Deaf issues, and what issues that western Muslims must face everyday. Check it out!
Mon, Jun 03 2013
Â Â SEE MORE FOTOS OF MY PERFORMANCE "DEAF BROWN...
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Â Â SEE MORE FOTOS OF MY PERFORMANCE "DEAF BROWN GURL" FABULOUS DEAF DESI /// SOUTH ASIAN MUSLIM SWAG! visit my website "like" me on Facebook! @Follow Me! Watch Me! Â Tumblr
Mon, May 20 2013
REMINDER!! I PERFORM THIS SATURDAY!!!
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Â MUSIC + POETRY + SIGN LANGUAGE May 18th, 2013 /// 8PMÂ Â watch me and Loren D. perform @ Westgate Lofts (((ON THE ROOF))) 410 N. Jefferson St. Louis, MO 63103 $20 (Cover) ///Â $15 Online be sure to "LIKE" and support us on Facebook!!! Sabina England Loren D.Â St. Louis Fringe Festival
Tue, May 14 2013
DESDE BOLIVIA... en EspaÃ±ol (From Bolivia, in Spanish)
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan AquÃ es un articulo sobre me, escrito por un amigo en Bolivia, AmÃ©rica del Sur. Estoy muy feliz porque tengo mucho respeto por los y las Bolivian@s. TambiÃ©n, tengo mucho interÃ©s en las muchas culturas de Bolivia y la historia del paÃs. Deseo que yo tendrÃ© un oportunidad a viajar a Bolivia y realizar un cortometraje creativo con los y las sordos, y los y las indÃ...
Wed, May 01 2013
NEW SHOW /// SPOKEN WORD /// SLAM POETRY
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan iâ€™m here, but iâ€™m not here. i exist, but i donâ€™t exist. alone in the world i stare out at people i canâ€™t join in because i canâ€™t understand. ---an excerpt from my new poem, DEAF BROWN GURL, which I will perform at the Haberdashery Revue NEW SHOW COMING! Â MAY 18TH, 2013 Westgate Lofts 410 N. Jefferson St, Downtown St. Louis, MOÂ 8PM $15/$20 (Bu...
Fri, Apr 19 2013
connect with me online
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan I've realized that I really don't post my creative writings on the net anymore because I've been more interested in performing live on the stage, and editing / shooting / uploading short films to the Net.Â However, I am considering bringing back Urdustan on the market, but I will add 2 or 3 more new stories to the collection and I will change the front cover! And I'...
Tue, Apr 16 2013
INTO THE WOODS LOVE IS DEATH (Re-Uploaded)
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan INTO THE WOODS LOVE IS DEATH /// short experimental 1:37 min long HD short film edited / shot / performed by moi, mu$ic by Project Marv â€ž, A MIX OF ASL POETRY â€˜Nâ€™ FLOWERS. RE-UPLOADED TODAY. //// watch in 1080 HD I dwell in the beauty of the world, but my heart still hurts. Love is like going into the darkness of the woodsâ€¦ one can wander amongst the be...
Wed, Apr 03 2013
Of Winter's Beauty (short film)
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan I shot this film before I left for India. Be sure to watch "Of Winter's Beauty" in HD. Winter is a time of beauty and solitude...and the woods covered with snow, is a place for lonely souls.Â Shot / Edited / Performed by Sabina England. Shot with Canon Vixia HF M40 (HD), edited in Sony Vegas Pro 11. "Like" me on Facebook Subscribe to my Youtube channel Check ...
Tue, Apr 02 2013
reminder: big show tomorrow!
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Ahooooo we have a big show tomorrow night!! Our show is inspired by the fusion of music 'n' storytelling from Asian cultures, most especially Mother India!!! I will perform a character based on a puppet doll from Rajasthan... my performance will be a mixture of mime 'n' dance, accompanied with music by Lux Ascension. Musical instruments include...
Tue, Mar 26 2013
reminder: new show on Thursday
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan New show coming on Thursday. I will perform a character based on a puppet doll from Rajasthan, India. My stage performance will be a mixture of mime and dance, accompanied with music by Lux Ascension. Musical instruments include: hammered dulcimer, Turkish bouzouki, Djeme (West African drum), and Native American flute. I am the only deaf performer who will appear at t...
Tue, Mar 19 2013
new show coming next week!
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan (photo: Sabina England, in costume for the forthcoming show)Â I have a new show coming with Lux Ascension, @ The Paragon, on March 21st, 2013. We will be part of the "Raw ART: GENERATIONS" show. I will perform a mixture of mime and dance, accompanied with music by Lux Ascension. Musical instruments include hammered dulcimer and Native American fluent. There will als...
Fri, Mar 15 2013
update on my documentary from India
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan I have returned from a very short trip to Patna, Bihar, India (where my family is from). While there, I had been busy with a family wedding and also shooting film footage for my upcoming mini-documentary.Â I wanted to let you guys know that I've decided to make a mini-documentary, which is a mix of a personal memoir and documentary. It's yet untitled, but it's bas...
Tue, Mar 12 2013
Allah Earth (Short Film)
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Here is my new short film called Allah Earth, which I shot, performed and filmed in Costa Rica. Please watch in 1080 HD and closed captioning is available for Deaf folks who don't know ASL. An ASL poem devoted to Allah, inspired by Earth during my time in Costa Rica. I was in awe of Earth's beauty while I was in Costa Rica, and it made me feel so close to Allah an...
Fri, Feb 22 2013
check out one of my stories in a forthcoming book!
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan One of my short stories is being published in From One Sphere to Another , a book curated by Dustin David Pickering, a great poet based in Houston, TX. There will be 2 Book Release Parties coming up. Stay tuned to my Facebook page for event details.Â Get a copy of this book, check out my story, and some other great poems, and stories by other fantastic writers and p...
Fri, Feb 08 2013
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan D.E.A.F (Deep Enigmatic Audist Force) written by Sabina England, 2013 Dedicated to my childhood self, my teenaged self, and to my current self. blackness stillness nothing in the air world quiet everywhere, streets bursting full of people walking, running, talking voices echoing across their sounds become motionless meaningless the world stands still silence. my...
Thu, Jan 10 2013
Year End Round-Up 2012!
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Newtopia MagazineÂ asked me and other artists / writers how the year 2012 had turned out. Personally for me, the year was filled with many wonderful and tragic things. I had a great opportunity working with other artists and musicians, but I've also had some bad moments through-out the year. You can check out my response. I wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Gr...
Tue, Dec 18 2012
Poema 15 (short film)
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Â¡Ve en HD! (Watch in HD) El video es sobre el poema del chileno Pablo Neruda. El poema cuenta la historia del amor incondicional. El mensaje es: "te amo, pero no me amas a mÃ pero todavÃa te amo." Entiendo el mensaje del poema profundamente porque me duele mucho el corazÃ³n roto. Soy sorda y querÃa realizar un poema espaÃ±ol en ASL (Lengua de signos americana, d...
Tue, Nov 20 2012
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Salaams. I have created a new short film called à¤¨à¤®à¤¾à¤œà¤¼ à¤•à¥€ à¤‰à¤¦à¤¾à¤¸à¥€ , featuring music from Mother India (1957). The themes in the film were heavily inspired by Persona (1966), one of my favourite films. Namaz Ki Udasi (the Romanized title in Hindi) explores the inner dynamics of a relationship between two women, or rather one woman's inner self. I h...
Tue, Oct 30 2012
URDUSTAN IS OFF THE MARKET
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan ATTENTION: URGENT!!!Â DEAR FRIENDS, FANS, ENEMIES, AND EX-LOVERS:Â Assalamu Alaykium.Â Â I would like to inform you that my book Urdustan: A Collection of Short Stories, is no longer available on the market. I have pulled it off Lulu, so you cannot purchase a copy anywhere or elsewhere. Tal vez, maybe, I will sell copies from my own house. Stay tuned to my Fac...
Wed, Oct 10 2012
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Transcending Womanity Sabina England I donâ€™t know how to be woman. I donâ€™t know how to be soft and feminine. I donâ€™t know how to smile or giggle. I donâ€™t know how to walk in high heels. I feel like a human stick, with no trance of feminity. I donâ€™t feel
Wed, Oct 03 2012
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan I wrote this play based on checkpoints that I've read about all over the world. Whether it's in the West Bank or Gaza, Indian-administered Kashmir, the Texas-Mexico border, or the checkpoints in apartheid-era South Africa, people were and are still being denied their basic human right to safe migration and mobility. The incident in this play was based on actual events...
Tue, Sep 18 2012
MUSLIM RAGE - Muslim Raging Hardcore! Islamic HxC for LIFE
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Yesterday, when I saw the now-infamous Newsweek front cover "Muslim Rage," I found myself laughing so hard. Why? Because I thought these "angry Muslim men" looked like they were thrashing in a mosh pit at a HxC (hardcore) show... so I photoshopped the cover and now you have MUSLIM RAGE HXC... FOR LIFE.Â VIEW THE ORIGINAL COVER Â #UptheTaqx #Taqwacores #Jiha...
Tue, Sep 18 2012
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Priya Estrella by Sabina England, 2012 last night at community college i sat in a free spanish class. Â we studied spanish for 2 Â hours. Â we spoke, we wrote, we chanted en espaÃ±ol for 1 hour. then we had a break. during the break i talked to a bunch of women. all of them, my age, in our mid-to-late 20s. all of them, they were already married with 1 or more...
Fri, Sep 14 2012
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Kama Cama Written by Sabina England, 2012 Deep in the woodsinside the shackthe windblows the door openviolently el sol bursts through, the moon thumps inside, the thin crescent gleams, a new month is born. Our stayon Mother Earthends at this moment.The room fills with kamaas we lay en la camahe uncover the tinand rub the kumkum on my browI raise my feetthe ank...
Wed, Sep 12 2012
Poem of a Lonely Soul
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Poem of A Lonely $oul Sabina England El hombre seated in my heart in the lotus position holding jasmine in his hands whispering sweet Spanish nothings into my deaf ears delicately. Darling I canâ€™t hear you I softly weeped I would suck on your moist lips while I slid my fingers into you, he signed in ASL to me. I blushed hera ram I just ate an avocado Raw, from ...
Fri, Sep 07 2012
TOTALLY RADICAL MUSLIMS zine is now out!!!
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan TOTALLY RADICAL MUSLIMS zine is now out!!! Issue #1... GET YOUR COPY!! My free verse/ rap poetry piece 'THE ISLAMOFASCISTS' is published in this zine. I have a few free copies to hand out Â GET A COPY BEFORE IT'S $OLD OUT
Wed, Aug 29 2012
Love and Death in Al Madinah
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Al Masjid Al Nabawi (The Prophet's Mosque), in Al-Madinah, photo by Noushad "Love and Death in Al-Madinah" is the sixth story in Urdustan (get a copy!). I wrote this story for a man that I deeply love and utterly loathe at the same time. This is a fictional love story written straight from the heart. "Love and Death in Al-Madinah" is a spiritual love story set in
Wed, Aug 22 2012
I wanted to be WHITE
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL, I WANTED TO BE WHITE... I hated being Indian and brown because I thought we were inferior, filthy and backward. My piece "Ugly Beautiful/Brown White..." has been published on The Untitled Mag. I performed this piece at Yoni Ki Baat festival in San Francisco a few months ago.
Mon, Aug 13 2012
new demo reel (video)
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan here is my demo reel of all my live performances in early 2012. Available in 1080 HD
Mon, Aug 06 2012
At the Smoothie Shop
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan At the Smoothie Shop written by Sabina England, 2012 There was just a shooting and a bombing in Norway today. I bet Muslims did it. Theyâ€™re such fucked up people. My friend, Kim, said that to me as we walked into the smoothie shop. She held the door open for me and I stopped to look at her. What? I repeated, searching for a hint of humor in her face. ...
Mon, Jul 30 2012
The Lady of Lake Superior
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Vishnu Sahasranama ("The Thousands Names of Vishnu"), c. 1690 "The Lady of Lake Superior" is the fifth story in Urdustan (get a copy!). "The Lady of Lake Superior" is a supernatural/fantasy story about an Indian immigrant's friendship with a supernatural creature. I don't wanna tell you what it is, because then I'd ruin the surprise f...
Tue, Jul 24 2012
Broken Pakistani Heart
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan TIME Magazine: the bloody, violent Partition of India. October 27, 1947 "Broken Pakistani Heart" is the first story in Urdustan (get a copy!). I am Indian, and I am Muslim. When I was a little girl, I went through a phase when I thought we were Hindu. Why? Because being surrounded by Indians most of whom were Hindu, I assumed we were Hindu. We looked ...
Mon, Jun 11 2012
magazine interviews scanned for yer reading pleasure...
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan I'm featured here in the Spring 2012 issue of Visual Artbeat magazine (based out of Salzburg, Austria) and I'm also interviewed in the Spring 2012 issue of Harbinger Asylum, a DIY zine based in Houston, Texas. Thanks to Dustin David Pickering! You can purchase The Harbinger Asylum for just $2, or if you see me around, I'll give you a copy. Peace!
Mon, Mar 12 2012
I am in KISS-FIST magazine
The American Dream is Dead...by Sabina Englan Hello, I have been featured in the latest issue of Kiss-Fist (Issue #10). My beautiful photo and spread can be found on page 34-35. Checkkk it out :)
Sun, Jan 22 2012
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