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About Kit O’Connell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist from Austin, Texas. He is openly biased toward human rights and equality.

Kit is the Editor-in-Chief of Ministry of Hemp, America’s Leading Hemp Advocate. He continues to report on activism and social justice as an independent journalist. His writing has appeared in Hemp Magazine, The Establishment, YES! Magazine, The Texas Observer and Truthout.

Previously, Kit created A Burner Lexicon and “The Ethical Slut” Read-Along.

A photo of gonzo journalist Kit O'Connell. (Erica Nix)
A photo of gonzo journalist Kit O’Connell.

Kit O’Connell, gonzo journalist

Raised as an activist and a writer since his teens, Kit became a full-time journalist in 2012 through his involvement with the Occupy Wall Street movement, ultimately joining Firedoglake as an editor and correspondent.

An “angelic troublemaker,” Kit’s organized, marched, and written on behalf of a variety of causes. He briefly appeared on “The Rachel Maddow Show” stirring up shit at the Texas Senate during the 2013 feminist uprising at the Texas Capitol. Media from New Zealand to Scandinavia quoted a press release he wrote announcing the arrest of Santa Claus.

Kit’s an urban cyclist and also known for his delicious vegetarian cooking. He might be writing, consuming media, using semi-colons, tweeting, dressed in something garish, or naked.

Proudly disabled, polyamorous and queer, Kit shares a house with a friend, a cat, a vegetable garden and a big kitchen in Austin.

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Contact Kit O’Connell: kitoconnell@pobox.com / 281-606-5398

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2013: Now Is The Time To Act — Kit O’Connell with Caitlin Perrone & Taylor Hampton


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Approximately 8,000 Words operates on WordPress, using the “Unlimited” theme from Compete Themes. Portrait of Kit by Erica Nix.

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