I’ll never forget the day my mother sat me down and told me that my cousin had died. I remember feeling my stomach drop at the news that my cousin, a beautiful mother of two kids, was dead.
When my mother told me how she died, I was appalled, angered and overcome with emotion. That was the day that gun violence personally impacted me. Jasmine became a victim of intimate partner gun violence. It is in remembrance and honor of Jasmine’s life and the lives of others lost to gun violence that I turned my anger and grief into activism.