Eltahawy, Mona

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Eltahawy, Mona Gender: F
born on 28 July 1967 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Port Said, Egypt, 31n16, 32e18
Timezone EEST h3e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°36' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 22°18 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 19°29'

Mona Eltahawy (2018)
photo: MIT Media Lab, license cc-by-2.0


Egyptian-American freelance journalist and social commentator based in New York City. She has written essays and op-eds for publications worldwide on Egypt and the Islamic world, including women's issues and Muslim political and social affairs. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and the Miami Herald among others. Headscarves and Hymens, Eltahawy's first book, was published in May 2015. Eltahawy has also been a guest analyst on U.S. radio and television news shows. She is also acknowledged as one of the people who spearheaded the Mosque Me Too movement through the usage of the hashtag #MosqueMeToo.

Eltahawy has also spoken publicly at universities, panel discussions and interfaith gatherings on human rights and reform in the Islamic world, feminism and Egyptian Muslim–Christian relations in addition to her other concerns.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

In May 2021 Giovanni Corte emailed "Recently I asked Mona Eltahawy for her birth info and she kindly shared it! She was born on July 28, 1967 in Port Said (it can also show up as "Bur Sa'id"), Egypt, at noon!"

Sy Scholfield notes that Eltahawy gave this data on Twitter: "Noon on Friday July 28 1967" (when asked by Corte for her time of birth) [1], and Eltahawy has clarified "I was born on July 28, 1967. My parents registered me on Aug. 1, 1967" [2].

Wikipedia incorrectly gives her birth date as "August 1, 1967."


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Eastern (Muslim)
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction