Mona

Rolando Sepulveda

Mona Maali is the founder of the Austin chapter of the National Stuttering Association (NSA) and is a person who stutters. As an emerging writer, Mona hopes to write a non-fiction book on the subject and to continue being in an active leadership position at the local chapter, or even at a national level. Coming from a difficult past that eventually led to a breaking turning point, she has only recently acquired the name Mona, changing it from her birth name, Behnaz, as the basis for a new start.