Sabeen was invited to speak at a number of conferences all over the world, including, the Jinnah Institute in Islamabad, the University of Michigan, New York University, the University of California at Berkeley, Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi and the Global Partnership for Effective Development in Mexico City.
She also blogged and wrote for leading print publications on a wide range of subjects, particularly arts and culture, technology and human rights.
Sabeen was so many things to so many people. Depending on when you caught her on her always busy productive day you could have an involved and informed conversation about the latest event at T2F, be privy to her hatred for a particularly unpleasant font, be schooled on qavvaali, be preached to about the virtues of a particular piece of hardware, be enamored by her love of House M.D., be inspired by her energy and will to do what she thought was right and perhaps most importantly be bitten and infected by her charm and charisma.
Those of us who were lucky enough to have had Sabeen in our lives will always remember her for her generosity of spirit. Sabeen was and remains our dear friend and the love of our lives.
“I want her to be remembered as a human being who cared very deeply for people who were oppressed or people who couldn’t speak up – for freedom of expression. Somebody who was lively, intelligent, fun and very caring. She talked a lot about love. I think Sabeen defies definition.”
Mahenaz Mahmud, BBC Interview