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Jackie Wang, KUCHENGA & Nat Raha

Future Justice in the Present

Thought and action, writing and protesting: A chat with Nat Raha, KUCHENGA and Jackie Wang asking what can be learnt from writing across genres by agitators, activists and abolitionists?





The advances of digital technology and new media platforms are providing women of colour with newfound space to liberate and educate outside of traditional institutions.

Artistic work that is causing major eruptions in popular culture. Abolitionist politics that is helping to envision a world previously seen as utopian.

Jackie, Nat and Kuchenga will share how their intersectionality is a living breathing practice and why we can’t allow borders to disrupt solidarity.


Thought and action, writing and protesting. In 2017 the importance of a militant literature that reflects on our world is manifest—we need a journalism, a poetry, a theory, to articulate the world we need to exist now, and the one we want to exist beyond it. What can we learn from writing across genres by agitators, activists and abolitionists? Do new technologies of communication offer us wider horizons for forming political worlds together or merely constrain and foreclose our ways of being social?


KUCHENGA is a black trans feminist who publishes online journalism at Wear Your Voice and gal-dem magazines while working with Black Lives Matter UK, and Bent Bars. We met her as a super smart and engaging audience member at Episode 8.


Nat Raha is a poet and co-editor of the Radical Transfeminism zine. She organises with Edinburgh Action for Trans Health and is completing a PhD on queer Marxism. She writes about strikes, seascapes, manic street preaching, and queer transfeminist dreaming in the hours of the emergency. She described a recent reading as ‘invoking some demons of the archive, the kind that shut down fascists and totalitarian universities’.


Jackie Wang writes political theory and poetry, and makes performance art, music and films. Her well known essay Against Innocence was published in LIES Journal of queer, feminist, materialist, communist, autonomous, and otherwise antagonistic writing. Her first book Carceral Capitalism was published this year by Semiotext(e). 


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