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Support activism

Free content, because knowledge and information should be accessible to everyonE.

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. 

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 shared my rape story considering 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 4 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. I also took all my Google advertisements away from my website, the moment I spoke 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.


How to support my content and activism

If you want to support my writing, research and activism, you can do so by sharing my work with others: Talk about the topics I address, reply to it, or send me a message of support.

You could also send me a donation to show your appreciation, to help me pay for the costs of keeping my website online, the tools I use and need to buy/renew to create my content, and the time I put in my activism.

You can send me a donation in the shape of a coffee here to show your appreciation.
You can send me a donation via PayPal to support me in my legal case against the man who abused me.
You can send a donation via GoFundMe to support me in my legal case against the man who abused me.
 

Your donation will help me to:

  • Pay for my website and domain costs:

    I use Squarespace as a website builder. See Squarespace's pricing plans for websites here to get an idea of the costs.

    I use MijnDomein.nl for my domain. See their pricing here to get an idea of the costs.
     
  • Pay for tools I use to create content that I need to renew every few years. I use an Imac as a workstation (Around 4500 euro), Apple Software (Around 400 euro) and a Canon EOS camera and lenses (Around 6000 euros)
  • Pay for coffee to help me write :-) 
  • Pay for my Legal Insurance and lawyer costs relating to fighting sexual violence, online harassment and abuse.
  • 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. I've refused many since then related to activism.

Example of a sponsorship I've declined since January 2017.

If you want to collaborate with my website PhotoandGrime in some kind of way or want me to promote something relating to activism, I would only consider it if it's based on a non-profit basis and if it fits my activism.

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.