We’ve become numb to the stats. Orlando 49, Vegas 59, Parkland 17 — numbers that lack humanity. And progress isn’t made through censorship. It’s made when we see humanity at its worst, and together, bring out our best. Because in order to find a solution, we have to see the problem. Even if it's hard to face.
The ID Sticker
When you sign up for a driver’s license you’re asked if you’d like to be an organ donor.
#MyLastShot stickers work similarly. By ordering or printing a sticker from this website and adding it to a personal item, you’re letting the world know that you’d like to donate the photos of your death should you die from gun violence at the hands of another person.
While IDs are one option for this sticker, you're encouraged to put it on any item you keep on your person, such as a phone or student ID.
By pledging to share your photo, and presenting the world with the harsh reality of gun violence, you have an opportunity to create change through opening up a new dialogue on this issue.
Broken bone fragments. 3-inch bullet holes. Blood-soaked uniforms. These are some of the familiar and horrifying symptoms of a shooting, but you wouldn’t know it. The media censor these symptoms out of respect to families and to the public. But if we can’t handle the reality of what our gun violence epidemic is causing, we'll remain stuck in a loop.
Time and time again, we’ve seen that images have the power to create change. The photo of 14-year-old Emmett Till’s mangled body from a hate crime in 1955, or Alan Kurdi’s photo that showed the three-year-old lying face down in the sand, altered the course of history for the better. So while it’s easier to censor deaths from gun violence, we can’t ignore the true horror of what’s happening and beg for change at the same time.
Photo Credit: David Jackson
AND Change Starts With A Sticker