😡😠😡😠 @Politie, you only started looking for a child A WEEK after he disappeared - while his mother said that his last texts were unusual and seemed to be not written by him. What the hell is wrong with the police in the Netherlands lately?#orlandoboldewijn https://t.co/P0ZkkMXDWh— Pieke (@PhotoandGrime) February 25, 2018
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I think we can learn a lot from each other's experiences. When I want to learn something new about a topic I know little about, I often first read blogs or articles from other independent writers, to learn more about their experience, knowledge, perspective and research on the topic.
In the past, this taught me a lot about topics like the failing justice system for example, autism, mental health and sexual violence.
Indian rape victim dies after setting herself on fire after blackmail by rapist.— Pieke (@PhotoandGrime) January 5, 2018
🔻https://t.co/RVXHKmLd2v#2018needstochange #MeToo#TIMESUP #MentalHealth@annaaachambers @PattyArquette @realdylanfarrow @rosemcgowan @RonanFarrow @MiraSorvino @Alyssa_Milano @SelmaBlair
When I started to write about these topics myself and changed the direction of PhotoandGrime.com in January 2017, after I spoke out about abuse and rape from a public person, I decided I wanted to make my content freely available too. Just like others had been making their content available to me in the past.
I took pretty much all advertisements off my YouTube videos due to it - which were hosted on my website too - and only kept about 8 videos monetised still, not related to activism, to pay for my website hosting & domain.
This caused a financial loss, but in my opinion, I needed to do this, so I could take myself and my own activism serious. I didn't want to make money from my old videos if my views increased due to speaking out.
So, at PhotoandGrime.com, I do not display third party advertisements because before anything else, I'm an activist. I believe the topics I write about are important and deserve to be clutter-free and the information I share should be accessible to anyone.
If you want to support my writing, research and activism, you can do so by sharing my work, by talking about the topics I try to address, or, by sending a donation in the shape of a coffee to show your appreciation.
Your donation will help me to:
- Pay for my website* and domain costs
* I use Squarespace as a website builder. See their pricing plans for websites here.
- Pay for coffee to help me write :-)
- Pay for my Legal Insurance and lawyer costs
- Set up new projects to fight sexual violence
- Fight for justice and expose injustice and failing systems
- Write in-depth articles about sexual violence, the failing legal system, autism and mental health
I'm active on Twitter a lot and use all of my platforms to amplify the voices of other victims and activists. I do not accept advertisement deals anymore since January 2017, and I've refused many since then related to activism.
Patricia Hajdu suggested that as many as 4,000 indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered over the past three decades.— Pieke (@PhotoandGrime) January 16, 2018
🔻https://t.co/IKLXqwXySk#2018needstochange#mmiw@serenalburg @VeeraVJB @WomenRevoltNow @PattyArquette @rosemcgowan @Alyssa_Milano @RWitherspoon
#2018needstochange— Pieke (@PhotoandGrime) February 27, 2018
Please see this tweet/thread for more police failure in missing persons investigations in other countries, especially failure among indigenous/black/gay victims.
🗯 Tread carefully; Thread also consists of other horrifying news.https://t.co/FsEQCOyQaZ
RIP Youtuber Ane Li (2016)— Pieke (@PhotoandGrime) May 7, 2018
A nail art community discussed hate comments from the cult of another nail artist youtuber, whose fans allegedly targeted Ane Li who died by suicide, and want this n.a to address her toxic fans: https://t.co/OvI4Kldeal#whorunsthebots#TIMESUPYOUTUBE pic.twitter.com/YnZvumDMSa
If you want to collaborate with me in any way, share your story, or would like me to investigate injustice, feel free to reach out.