Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is a writer, poet, and filmmaker. She has contributed essays, critical writing, and poetry to a variety of publications and her solo and collaborative films have screened at Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anthology Film Archive, and Pacific Film Archive, among other venues. She founded the blog South/South in 2009 and is Editor-at-Large at The New Inquiry. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Film and Visual Studies from Harvard University.
I heard a student exclaim, "This isn’t a protest or demonstration — it’s a process."...