Mona Hagmagid


writing narratives and introducing ideas of urgency

Mona Hagmagid is a Junior at the University of Pennsylvania pursuing a double major both Philosophy and Africana Studies. She is a co-founder of Penn Sapelo, a premier Black Muslim Student organization on campus and is a member of the campus spoken​ word collective​, The Excelano Project. She enjoys consuming and producing both​ poetry and vibrant prose​ exploring her Sudanese and Black American heritage and deep spiritual​ connection​ to her Muslim faith. She is committed to learning and teaching about diversity, equity, ​and inclusion within the communities she cares about.
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University of Pennsylvania, BA in Africana Studies and Philosophy, anticipated May 2020
U.S. Air Force Academy, CO USA|English

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Blog Post

This piece is a poem I wrote about my relationship to the Sudanese​American​n community​ in my hometown, as the daughter of a Sudanese​ immigrant​ father and an African American mother.

February, 20 2017
Blog Post
On College Essays, #BlackLivesMatter, and Activism

This Op-Ed was written as a response to a south Asian​​ Muslim​ teen's college application essay to an elite institution​. The essay was comprised of writing the phrase #blacklivesmatter, 100 times. This piece​ engages​ with ideas of race and class as they relate to pursuing higher education​, and what it means for a non-black student to receive​ praise and recognition​ for such an essay.

April, 8 2017
A Loss For Words

This essay describes my own complicated and at times, painful​ relationship with Arabi​​c, and my inability to speak it, as a second generation​ Sudanese American woman. It was published in my Universities Alumni magazine as an undergraduate​ feature piece.

October, 30 2018
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