Rajani is a second-generation Asian Indian-American queer woman. Her work focuses on advancing social justice at the intersections of public health and the legal system. Currently, she is lead community organizer for Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition, advocating to end the war on drugs and anti sex worker policies. Rajani is also a consultant with Baltimore Racial Justice Action, co-organizer of Baltimore Asian Resistance in Solidarity, and board member of Foundation Beyond Belief. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s in Sociology and English Literature from Willamette University.
Rajani has participated in several panels and led dozens of workshop discussions on race, gender, identity, community organizing and policy advocacy with groups ranging in size from ten to hundreds of people. In leading large group discussions, she shares her experiences with her multiple, intersecting identities and offers tools for ending oppression and dreaming of a more equitable world. She encourages participants to engage in the discussion, reflecting deeply on their own relative power and privilege. When leading a discussion on race with a multi-racial or predominantly white audience, Rajani prefers to co-present with a white ally (or rather, co-conspirator), namely Megan Kenny, to encourage white participants to see themselves in the work for anti-racism.