Up until this year, Janet Weiss was the third member of Sleater-Kinney, the iconic punk group that formed in the wake of riot grrrl. Though Weiss left the Pacific Northwest project a couple months ago, she plans to continue drumming with her current band, Quasi.
But just a few weeks ago, Weiss was in a serious car accident. She was driving within blocks of her Portland home when a car raced down the street and crashed into her. After being rushed to the hospital with two fractured legs and a broken collar bone, Weiss had emergency surgery. She is now recovering.
Weiss’ injuries severely disrupted her career: she had to cancel her upcoming tour and she won’t be able to work for an estimated 3 months. Yesterday, Weiss’ sister set up a GoFundMe page to help cover medical costs and physical therapy.
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Jay Graham is a freelance writer from Seattle. Their work explores politics and pop culture with a focus on gender, queerness, music, and horror.