Maya Bhardwaj

Maya Bhardwaj (she/they) is a community organiser, facilitator, trainer, researcher, and musician and artist with 10 years of experience in organizing and campaign work across a variety of issues and sectors. She is originally from Detroit with roots and community in Bangalore and New York. Maya has been based in London for the past year at SOAS, University of London, where she has been studying queer activism in the South Asian diaspora in solidarity with Black liberation, and working as a consultant with various organizing groups in the UK and the US. Prior to living in London, she was based between Mexico City and New York City as the It Takes Roots National Coordinator with Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, and also spent time as the Housing Lead Organizer with Faith in New York. She serves on the board of Haiyya: Organise for Action, a gender justice community organizing and training organization in India, where she was on staff from 2013-2014. In London, she is a member of LGSMigrants, Justice 4 Workers, Ceilidh for Social Justice, and Orquesta Estelra; in New York she supports the work of Northern Manhattan is Not for Sale and FemJam’s femme-led bluegrass, jazz, and strings; and she is active as a member, trainer, facilitator, and artist with several QTPOC and South Asian direct action, art, music, and organizing collectives and community groups in the UK, India, and the US.