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Mona Chalabi, a journalist and writer known for her powerful data visualizations, uses playful graph drawings, humanistic characters, and wry humor to impart facts and spark curiosity. Chalabi describes her work as “rehumanizing” data, and has used her platform to advocate for change, publishing illustrated charts breaking down statistics about racial violence and police brutality. This year, she won a Pulitzer Prize for an illustrated report on the immense wealth of Jeff Bezos.

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