Chalabi explains how she creates her timely graphics, which often go viral on Instagram

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Mona Chalabi (R) and Betsy Reed (L) speak onstage during the Teen Vogue Summit 2018. Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Teen Vogue

By Yasmin Gagne

Data tells a story, and when it’s in the hands of Mona Chalabi, data editor for The Guardian U.S., the tale can be riveting. The London-­born, New York–based journalist of Iraqi descent has made a career of creating striking visualizations that highlight unexpected issues ranging from female hair-removal to anti-Semitism in Europe, which have been shared as many as 2.2 …


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