Raven Hudson

Raven M. Hudson is a writer, editor, activist, and artist who resides in the American South. They hold a bachelor’s degree in English and Gender & Sexuality Studies with a concentration in Literary and Cultural Representations from Davidson College in Davidson, NC. During their time in undergrad, they co-founded the independent student organization the Asian American Initiative (AAI), a group of student activists advocating for the implementation of Asian American Studies curricula at Davidson College, the hiring of Asian/Asian American faculty, the creation of an Asian alumni network, and greater resources (social, mental health, etc.) for Asian and Asian American students on campus. In 2021, Raven received honors for their senior thesis on the language of wounds, eating, and melancholia in queer Asian American poetry. Currently, Raven works as the Journals & EDP Assistant for the University Press of Florida. Find more of their writing, art, and design work on their personal website HERE.

Surviving the Future: Abolitionist Queer Strategies

SKU: 9781629639710
Editors: Scott Branson, Raven Hudson, and Bry Reed • Foreword by Mimi Thi Nguyen
Series: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629639710
Published: 05/23/23
Format: Paperback
Size: 6×9
Pages: 328
Subjects: Social Science / Future Studies, LGBTQ+ Transgender Studies


Surviving the Future is a testament that otherwise worlds are not only possible, our people are making them right now—and they are queering how we get there through organizing and intellectual work. Now is the perfect time to interrogate how we are with each other and the land we inhabit. This collection gives us ample room to do just that in a moment of mass uprisings led by everyday people demanding safety without policing, prisons and other forms of punishment.
—Charlene A. Carruthers, author of Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

Surviving the Future is not an anthology that simply includes queer and trans minorities in mix of existing abolitionist thought. Rather, it is a transformative collection of queer/trans methods for living an abolitionist life. Anyone who dreams of dismantling the prison-industrial complex, policing, borders and the surveillance state should read this book. Frankly, everybody who doesn’t share that dream should read it, too, and maybe they’ll start dreaming differently.”
—Susan Stryker, author of Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution

Surviving the Future is an essential text for this moment. This anthology is the toolbox we need right now, filled with contributions that show the conditions and the stakes of the crises we’re facing through the lens of queer abolitionist resistance. Reading this book raised urgent questions for me that I had not even thought to ask yet. Surviving the Future is a much-needed resource for our movements , as we simultaneously face worsening crises and grow queer abolitionist resistance.”
—Dean Spade, author of Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next)

Surviving the Future is a stunning compilation of cutting-edge queer thought. Cross-cutting discipline and genre, this irreverent and powerful collection refuses the poisoned politics of assimilation, demands we remember our radical roots, and offers a compelling but necessarily incomplete map not merely for surviving, but thriving in the future we create that we must insist is abolitionist, Black, Indigenous, trans, anti- capitalist, anti-colonial, anti-ableist, feminist, and unapologetically fucking queer.”
—Karma Chávez, author of Palestine on the Air and Queer Migration Politics

“Fierce and fabulous—Surviving the Future: Abolitionist Queer Strategies—is necessary reading for revolutions past, present and future. Incorporating a wide range of contributions—analytics, demands, pleasures, losses, testimonies, campaigns and tools—this polyvocal abolitionist project is already making our world queerer and more free, now.”
—Erica R. Meiners, coauthor of the Feminist & the Sex Offender: Confronting Harm, Ending State Violence

Surviving the Future adds substantial fuel to the fire, stoking the radical queer political imagination at a time when so few dare to imagine that another world is possible. May each chapter be a spark that lights yet another fire as we burn the prison industrial complex to the ground, including the prisons in our own heads.”
—Ryan Conrad, editor of Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion

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