Kit O’Connell (pronouns: they/them) is a movement journalist, radical troublemaker and freelance writer from Austin, Texas.
Kit O’Connell is Digital Editor at the Texas Observer. Their writing has appeared in The Austin Chronicle, YES! Magazine, and Truthout, among other places.
Previously, Kit created A Burner Lexicon and “The Ethical Slut” Read-Along.
Kit O’Connell, gonzo journalist
Raised as an activist and a writer since his teens, Kit became a full-time journalist in 2012 through their involvement with the Occupy Wall Street movement, ultimately joining Firedoglake as an editor and correspondent. They worked for 4 years as the Editor-in-Chief of Ministry of Hemp, a site they made into an important news and information site for the hemp industry and its customers. In July 2022, Kit joined the Texas Observer as Digital Editor.
For well over a decade, Kit’s organized, marched, and written on behalf of a variety of causes. They 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 they wrote announcing the arrest of Santa Claus.
Proudly disabled, polyamorous and nonbinary/(gender)queer, Kit lives with their spouse and two cats in Austin, Texas.
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2013: Now Is The Time To Act — Kit O’Connell with Caitlin Perrone & Taylor Hampton
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