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Queen Arsem-O'Malley

I write words, I pet cats, I drink coffee.
Queen Arsem-O’Malley is a journalist and writer who believes that alternative media is the past, present, future, and key to revolution. Add to her Twitter followers @qaween.

My Stories

From Ferguson to Palestine, the Struggle for Freedom Continues

Queen Arsem-O'Malley on January 19, 2015

“We came here to Palestine to stand in love and revolutionary struggle with our brothers and sisters,” journalist and scholar Marc Lamont Hill declared to kick off a solidarity demonstration in Nazareth last week. Hill was one in a coalition...

Leaving the Cops Behind in 2015

Hira Mahmood , Muna Mire , Isabelle Nastasia , Victor Casillas Valle and Queen Arsem-O'Malley on January 01, 2015

We write to you as dispossessed queer youth and youth of color from Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Oakland. Over the past several months we have taken part in a national uprising against police violence and the killing of...

Assata Shakur is Still Welcome Here

Queen Arsem-O'Malley and Isabelle Nastasia on December 17, 2014

Assata Olugbala Shakur is on our minds today. Yesterday, Obama announced that the U.S. and Cuba would normalize diplomatic relations, after almost 54 years of embargo. A White House fact sheet, dubbed “Charting a New Course on Cuba”, outlines the...

Stand! Fight! University of New Brunswick Union On Strike

Queen Arsem-O'Malley on January 20, 2014

Temperatures hovered just above freezing in New Brunswick last week, and yet a group of people at the Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton campuses of the University of New Brunswick spent days standing outside. That group was hundreds of the...

Valuing Trans* Lives and Labor

Queen Arsem-O'Malley on September 26, 2013

In 1990, a group of disability rights activists gathered outside the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. and crawled up the 100 front steps, calling for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The direct action, known as the “Capitol...

Catch Up With Fast Food

Queen Arsem-O'Malley on August 14, 2013

Organizers have announced that the ongoing national wave of fast food strikes is going to escalate in the next week. Not sure what we’re talking about? Catch up with the fast food strike in 5 minutes: Last November in New...

In White Times

Hira Mahmood , Muna Mire , Isabelle Nastasia , Katrina Casiño and Queen Arsem-O'Malley on July 15, 2013

We here at {Young}ist recognize the need to situate ourselves in the historical moments that mark our experiences as a generation. The death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman serve as clear indicators of severe racial...