382 days since the shooting. I’m experiencing pain in my stomach muscles and also some headache and sore throat. I think I’m still recovering from the fun weekend but if the pain continues or if I developed a fever I have to go see a doctor. Having no spleen gives me no second chances when it comes to infections. The bullet changed me in that manner.

382 days since the shooting. I’m experiencing pain in my stomach muscles and also some headache and sore throat. I think I’m still recovering from the fun weekend but if the pain continues or if I developed a fever I have to go see a doctor. Having no spleen gives me no second chances when it comes to infections. The bullet changed me in that manner.

travelantonius
travelantonius:

Greetings from the Seattle Everytown office.

381 days since the shooting. It’s great to be volunteering with the Everytown offices in Seattle. I got to hang out with one of my favorite “scar-mates” Cheryl Stumbo and meet some great volunteers. I’m supposed to be the one rallying them to action but I’ve found again and again that they are the ones inspiring me. Great job Seattle. YES on I594.

travelantonius:

Greetings from the Seattle Everytown office.

381 days since the shooting. It’s great to be volunteering with the Everytown offices in Seattle. I got to hang out with one of my favorite “scar-mates” Cheryl Stumbo and meet some great volunteers. I’m supposed to be the one rallying them to action but I’ve found again and again that they are the ones inspiring me. Great job Seattle. YES on I594.

380 days since the shooting. It was a fun and relaxing day for the most part. I did freak out a little because some idiots were playing with fireworks in the middle of the day. Then we went to Fremont flea market and I saw tons of bullet necklaces and antique guns for sale. I didn’t know whether they were functional but it was enough to be reminded of the trauma. I held one of those bullet necklaces in my hands as the saleswoman tried to sell it for $1. How much is a life? I wondered. How much for my spleen back?

380 days since the shooting. It was a fun and relaxing day for the most part. I did freak out a little because some idiots were playing with fireworks in the middle of the day. Then we went to Fremont flea market and I saw tons of bullet necklaces and antique guns for sale. I didn’t know whether they were functional but it was enough to be reminded of the trauma. I held one of those bullet necklaces in my hands as the saleswoman tried to sell it for $1. How much is a life? I wondered. How much for my spleen back?

379 days since the shooting. I’m loving my time in Seattle. But there was a lot of driving involved. My stomach is hurting a little. But at least they’re just cramps. I need to stretch out and release a little. It has been great spending time with my friends.

379 days since the shooting. I’m loving my time in Seattle. But there was a lot of driving involved. My stomach is hurting a little. But at least they’re just cramps. I need to stretch out and release a little. It has been great spending time with my friends.

377 days since the shooting. I’m in Seattle for a wedding. My friends are awesome. We stayed up late tonight singing, laughing and getting back in touch. Tomorrow they share their vows. It’s a beautiful experience.

377 days since the shooting. I’m in Seattle for a wedding. My friends are awesome. We stayed up late tonight singing, laughing and getting back in touch. Tomorrow they share their vows. It’s a beautiful experience.

376 days since the shooting. I met up with my friend Genevieve in San Francisco and she showed me around the Autodesk office. They have amazing 3D printing workshops including ones for printing bio matter. Maybe some day they can print me a new spleen.

376 days since the shooting. I met up with my friend Genevieve in San Francisco and she showed me around the Autodesk office. They have amazing 3D printing workshops including ones for printing bio matter. Maybe some day they can print me a new spleen.

Here’s the link to my specific story within the Rolling Stone feature on gun violence. A lot of people have been quoting these from the article today:

It’s a moot point whether the gun that shot me was legal.

and also

One guy shot me and a hundred people saved my life.
Rolling Stone Magazine: America’s Gun Violence Epidemic

I’m happy that my story is being told by Rolling Stone Magazine, but I kind of wished I ended up topless in that mag for my music or my performance rather than for my scars. I’m honored to share the page with other survivors of gun violence. Their stories are powerful and I think the editors did a good job of cutting down so many hours of conversations into specific parts that explain well America’s Gun Violence Epidemic.

Rolling Stone Magazine: America’s Gun Violence Epidemic

I’m happy that my story is being told by Rolling Stone Magazine, but I kind of wished I ended up topless in that mag for my music or my performance rather than for my scars. I’m honored to share the page with other survivors of gun violence. Their stories are powerful and I think the editors did a good job of cutting down so many hours of conversations into specific parts that explain well America’s Gun Violence Epidemic.