Off The Strength
Maktub Mentality with Rajul Punjabi
Rajul Punjabi is a New York and New Orleans based journalist and educator. She is currently the wellness editor at Tonic, a VICE vertical, and has written widely about music, body image, pop culture, race, gender, social justice, and has dabbled in comparative literature. With over nine years of writing and reporting experience, Rajul has crept into the psyches of entertainment figures and laid their business bare. Her favorite part of these features and profiles is flipping projected illusions to reveal the unvarnished reality—that rappers are more polite than they appear on TV. And shorter. Her byline has appeared in The New York Daily News, the Village Voice, Playboy, VIBE, the Atlantic, Rap-Up, and on TheBoombox and Billboard.com.