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About Kit

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist from Austin, Texas.

Because “neutral” journalism is a myth, Kit is openly biased toward human rights and equality. His writing has appeared at The Establishment, Firedoglake, MintPress News, The Texas Observer and Truthout. Kit is currently looking for full-time journalism work (hire me).

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. (Erica Nix)

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. He joined the MintPress News team in 2014.

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

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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(I will NEVER sell your email address to anyone.)

Want more? Check out Kit’s journalism or his writing about polyamory and sex.

You should follow @KitOConnell on Twitter.

Contact Kit O’Connell: / 281-606-5398



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

About the site

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

Kit’s website is hosted by Dreamhost.