YouTube Power Couple Launches Bold Crowdfunding Campaign To Help #EndRevengePorn

By 02/24/2016
YouTube Power Couple Launches Bold Crowdfunding Campaign To Help #EndRevengePorn

YouTube creators (and couple) BriaAndChrissy are taking a brave and definitive stance in their latest music video, Can’t Break Me, which also serves a rallying cry for victims of revenge pornography.

The poignant ballad — co-written by Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers and featuring lyrics like “Years of healing/And my scars still show” — holds a special place in Chambers’ heart, she says, as she was a victim of revenge porn in a relationship prior to meeting Kam.

“When I was 18, my ex-boyfriend filmed himself having sex with me while I was unconscious,” Chambers shares in a coda to the music video. “Six out of 10 exes threaten to post explicit content of their former partners,” she adds — and 90 percent of these victims are women.

Currently, Kam says that the couple is “pursuing the first-ever revenge porn civil lawsuit in England.” (Chambers’ ex hails from the UK, and given that the footage was filmed on his camera, a civil suit is her only legal recourse.) But a law passed last year in the UK demands anyone filing a civil suit must also pay a filing fee of 5% of the total sum claimed in damages. And so the couple has turned to crowdfunding in order to wage onward with their fight.

In addition to selling copies of Can’t Break Me for $5, the couple has launched an IndieGogo page that has already raised $16,170 of its $30,000 goal from 462 donors in just three days. “We are fighting for justice not only for Chrissy,” says a tearful Kam at the end of the video, “but for any young girl this has happened to.”

You can check out the video below, or donate to the Indiegogo campaign right here.