Mona Eltahawy at the World Voices Festival Opening Night 2015
In conjunction with Egypt’s Revolution Day—celebrated today, June 23—listen to an excerpt from Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy’s speech at the opening night of the 2015 World Voices Festival in today’s PEN podcast. Eltahawy’s essays and op-eds on Egypt, the Islamic world, and women’s rights have appeared in The Washington Post and The New York Times. She has appeared as a guest commentator on MSNBC, BBC, CNN, PBS, Al-Jazeera, NPR, and dozens of other television and radio networks. She lives in Cairo, and is the author of Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, released this year by FSG.