posted by Charleyy Hodson

*donates all my money*

UPDATE: Since this news article was published, BriaAndChrissy have absolutely smashed their target and raised $30,927 in only 10 days thanks to the love and support of Team Internet. The donations came from over 700 individuals, and means that Chrissy can now begin her landmark civil law case against her ex-boyfriends revenge porn. Congratulations to the couple from everyone here at We The Unicorns!

If we’ve learnt anything about YouTubers over the past few months, it’s that they aren’t just here to upload challenge videos and make-up hauls before they cash their partnership cheques and disappear for a couple of days. Definitely not. PewDiePie just raised $153k dollars for Charity: Water, Em Ford went on national British television to talk about the effect of trolls on the Internet and now BriaAndChrissy are doing everything in their power to fight revenge porn in a court of law.

As both the creators and couple behind the YouTube Channel, Bria and Chrissy have launched a brave and powerful fight to rally support for victims of revenge pornography, the act of spreading sexually explicit material of someone without their consent. The duo have released a campaign song called ‘Can’t Break Me’ to work hand-in-hand with their slogan #EndRevengePorn, which you can play a significant part in supporting.

The movement holds an emotional place in Chrissy’s heart after discovering she herself was a victim of revenge porn. Her ex-boyfriend “filmed himself having sex with [her] while [she] was unconscious” and later uploaded it to more than 35 pornographic sites. Chrissy only found out four years later after a friend alerted her that someone was posting links of the material which included her name. “Six out of 10 exes threaten to post explicit content of their former partners” with nearly 90% of those victims being female – so what are BriaAndChrissy trying to do?

Chrissy is “pursuing the first ever revenge porn civil lawsuit in England”, however in order for this to mean anything whatsoever she needs to bypass a new law. Put into place nearly a year ago, the new law states that anyone filing a law suit must also pay a filing fee of 5% of the total sum claimed as damages. As well travel expenses and court fees, Chrissy simply cannot afford this and has turned to the Internet and crowdsourcing for help.

Revenge Porn

As well as selling copies of their video ‘Can’t Break Me‘ for $5, a Revenge Porn IndieGoGo page has been set up where people can donate money to their filing fees. Out of their $30,000 goal, $24,378 has been donated by 597 people in only five days at the time of writing. They’re asking for any and all support anyone can send their way because, as they state on their crowdsourcing page, “victims deserve justice… they deserve to be safe, protected from – and justly compensated by – the aggressor”.