It's officially fall! The leaves are already starting to fall off the trees, I've broken out the hoodies, and Starbucks (or Caribou, or your favorite local coffee haunt) has broken out the PSLs--that's pumpkin spice lattes, for those of you who aren't hip to the lingo.
The talks at UT and MIT went great! I even got to meet a bunch of supporters who were so kind as to come out and support me. It was amazing being able to talk to--and, in some cases, hug--so many of you. If you think your local university or advocacy group might benefit from a talk on Live Through This/suicide awareness and happen to have a connection, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), would ya?
Photo: Jon Provins
Photo: Sam Ortega (The Daily Texan)
I've had to postpone the Chicago trip due to housing and participant scheduling issues, but I'll be collecting stories in Austin from 11/26-11/29. If you're a local and would like to share your story, be sure to email me ASAP. I'm still working on dates for Florida, but that looks to be happening in early January.
Kickstarter backers: For those who donated at the $35 level and chose a tote bag as your reward, you should be receiving them any day now. I also sent out the first batch of tees on Monday, and the rest should be out out by the end of next week, at the latest.
I'm sending along a few extras in each package. If you feel so inclined, would you disperse them throughout your neighborhood or pass them along to someone you think might be interested in the project?
As your swag comes in, post a photo of yourself with it on Facebook or tweet it! If you want to friend me on Facebook so I can see, I can be found here. The Live Through This page is here. To follow me on Twitter, I'm here and here.
That's all I've got. Hope you're all well, and remember: you're not alone.