Monica Islam studied Business Administration at North South University in Bangladesh. She became interested in social work and development after volunteering at non-profits for the impoverished communities of Bangladesh in 2010. Since 2011, she has been writing on popular culture, gender, social justice, and religion. In 2013, she was selected as a ‘Voices of Our Future Correspondent’ by World Pulse. Through that training, apart from learning about citizen journalism, she was able to assist Sylvia Global Media Network in the production of a few radio shows on human rights. She likes breaking stereotypes. She is also fascinated by—among a host of other things—car racing, space travel, and Yiddish language, and hopes to learn all three someday. She is currently a Research Fellow at Muslims for Progressive Values and a Contributing Writer for Coming of Faith.