Student of the CCC Research-based Master Programme at HEAD, Camille Shirin Zaerpour was born on November 6, 1992 at the CHUV maternity in Lausanne. She was born by C-section, which is why her mother was unable to hug her immediately after birth. The nurses handed the child to her father and forgot them for hours in a back room, before she was given her first bath.
Her parents chose two first names: Camille in French and Shirin (شيرين) in Persian. The nurse thought her father was illiterate and corrected the spelling himself. Without the vigilance of her parents, her name would have been Camille Christine. She often thinks about what her life would have been like if she had kept this name.
All Revolutions Must Be Collective
A Podcast recorded by Garance Bonard, Cecilia Moya Rivera and Camille Shirin Zaerpour
But what must fall? This podcast interviews members of French-speaking Swiss resistance collectives who stand against forms of oppression such as racism, patriarchy and police authority. This question broadens the notion of…