Mona Haydar is a Syrian American Muslim raised in Flint, Michigan. An English major and a poet, Mona Haydar holds an MA in Christian Ethics from the Union Theological Seminary in New York. In 2016 she turned her talents to rap music. When her debut song “(Hijabi) Wrap my Hijab” went viral, Billboard Magazine placed it among “The 20 Best Protest Songs of 2017” and named it one of the “Top 25 Feminist Anthems of All Time.” Most recently, Mona co-hosted the PBS three-part travel series The Great Muslim American Road Trip, which aired in July 2022. The 3000-mile journey across Route 66 explored Islam’s deep roots in America to understand the centuries-long Muslim experience in the United States.