Sharda Sekaran

Sharda is a half Black American, half Indian, Michigan-born, New York City-raised global wanderer currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Sharda is a veteran communications strategist, formerly Managing Director of Communications for Drug Policy Alliance, who writes fiction, essays and articles on topics such as identity, culture, music, human rights, race, social issues and drug policy.

Stigmatizing Drug Use Is Killing Us, But Why Is It So Hard to Stop?

Despite significant strides in drug policy in recent decades, and changing attitudes about some substances, stigmatization of people who use…

September 8, 2022

Can the Pandemic Usher in a New Age of Harm Reduction Awareness?

While still suffering the toll of a deadly global virus, we begin the delicate process of rebuilding our communities under…

July 13, 2021

How We Can All Take Responsibility to Avoid Calling the Police

Calls to defund the police are picking up national momentum from Los Angeles to New York City. The Minneapolis City…

July 1, 2020