DiscoverDimed OutSeason 3, Episode 15 - If I Don't Make It, I Love You
Season 3, Episode 15 - If I Don't Make It, I Love You

Season 3, Episode 15 - If I Don't Make It, I Love You

Update: 2021-09-09
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Alright gang, this week we're joined by Amye Archer, co-creator of the book 'If I Don't Make It, I Love You'.  



'If I Don't Make It' is a collection of true stories told by survivors of school shootings.  



In this episode Amye talks to me about how the anthology came together and what she's learned from its creation. How she approached survivors to share their stories and the haunting details that linger.  



We also get into the prolonged trauma of the Columbine generation. Counselling and after care. The American gun crisis as a whole. The Activism and advocacy its spawned, and the steps needed for reform.   



It's by no means an easy conversation, but it's one so many people need to have and to expand upon.



SHOW BREAKDOWN

03:15 - How the did book come about in the first place?

07:44 - The Columbine generation and suppressed trauma

10:34 - Approaching survivors to tell their stories

15:42 - Layout of the book

19:40 - Haunting little details

24:14 - The politics & attitudes behind gun culture & gun reform

41:18 - What have you learned or taken away from putting the book together



AMYE ARCHER'S WEBSITE



AMYE ARCHER INSTAGRAM



IF I DON'T MAKE IT, I LOVE YOU: SURVIVORS IN THE AFTERMATH OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS  - IS AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF PLACES, YOU CAN FIND IT AT AMAZON , BARNES AND NOBLE,  GOOGLE PLAY BOOKS , KOBO and many other places.



AMYE ALSO CO-HOSTS A PODCAST WITH HER SISTER CALLED "GEN X THIS IS WHY" WHICH RE-EXAMINES MOVIES AND TV FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD.



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Season 3, Episode 15 - If I Don't Make It, I Love You

Season 3, Episode 15 - If I Don't Make It, I Love You

Mal Foster