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Meet Mona Haydar, a Muslim poet rockin’ her hijab in an empowering music video

  • Mona Haydar is a pregnant Syrian poet and she’s rockin’ her hijab.
  • In honor of Muslim Women’s Day, Haydar released her first single and music video “Hijabi” on Monday. 
  • The video featured numerous women — from diverse ethnic backgrounds — donning hijabs and dancing to the beat of her track.
  • The video provides a powerful counter-narrative to how Muslim women are perceived — often as oppressed or terror-prone — in the United States and other Western countries. 
  • Haydar’s lyrics, unapologetic in their delivery, serve as an anthem of resistance for Muslim women around the world. Read more. (3/31/17, 11:45 AM)