Mona Haydar is an activist. An artist. A woman, a wife and a mother-to-be.
And she raps, too. Oh yes.
Her videoclip has gone viral since first published on Muslim Women’s Day, and has been covered by major media outlets around the world.
A Syrian-American Muslim, Mona Haydar, 28, has been criticised by some, but also praised by many, with people using the hashtag #hijabiXmona to show their support.
Mona rocks her hijab, but that doesn’t really matter to me. What makes the real difference here is that she makes a point about Islamophobia, Orientalism and she courageously talks about all those questions she is constantly asked by people about her hijab.
“What that hair look like, don’t that make you sweat? Don’t that feel too tight?”
Check out her website and see what a real Muslim feminist looks like.