18 Muslim Women to Watch in 2018

12) Mona Haydar

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Mona Haydar is a Syrian-American hijabi rapper, poet and activist. She released her first two songs, “Hijabi (Wrap My Hijab)” and “Dog” in 2017. She was interviewed by Glamour, People and Marie Claire, among other publications, and her work was widely shared on social media outlets. Hayder went a long way to normalize the hijab during a year when Muslim women were being increasingly targeted for their appearance.