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Uncultured Project
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I'd rather be posting anything other than this. But I still need help. http://bit.ly/ShawnFund https://www.instagram.com/p/BI29dp6hF-Z/
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#fbf to when I was in Bangladesh. I miss Bangladesh. Not just the charity work I did there but I miss my friends, the people, the country, and the good and the bad that comes with life in the 'desh. I was last in Bangladesh in 2014. When I left, I left all my stuff there expecting my time in Canada to be a short one. Then things changed. My abusive ex-boyfriend, a person who confessed to having a history of watching child porn, decided to sue me after I warned my friends about him. Authorities in America don't seem to give a dam and seem to have yet to investigate him and his written messages to me about this child porn stuff. So he's free to sue me in America - in a place I've never lived, worked, or been to. During this ordeal, ISIS and Al-Qaeda in Bangladesh began killing bloggers. Some who, like me, were pro-LGBT rights. Then they started shooting and killing foreigners in the street. Then they started killing openly gay men. Then they started taking hostages and killing people not far from where I used to live and bike. I have recently asked others to try and bring some of my possessions in Bangladesh back. At the very least, as long as my abuser is tormenting with this lawsuit, it will be impossible to go back to Bangladesh. He has no shortage of money it seems and has hired an entire law firm to keep suing. He told me he'd do this just to stop my work. Well, in this regard, he's won. I also realize that staying in Canada also means I'm safer than if I was in Bangladesh. But the thought of staying here just to be safe is one that causes me a great deal of guilt. It's privilege. There are countless of LGBT individuals in Bangladesh - many whom are my friends - who don't have the luxury of simply deciding not to be in Bangladesh. Being in Bangladesh was the happiest and most fulfilled I've ever felt in my life. My time since then has been fraught with anxiety and panic attacks, depression, and a police escorted visit to the hospital as a suicide risk. I wish so badly I could go back to where and how things were. https://www.instagram.com/p/BH5HqpEh9R3/
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#tbt to the moment I didn't feel alone in this world because I was surrounded by queer Muslims https://www.instagram.com/p/BHxJRkdhw49/
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My abusive ex-boyfriend has not stopped his lawsuit against me. After a friend whom I know from the Red Cross started a fundraiser for my legal defence, he had the law firm he hired re-write his lawsuit. The lawsuit now includes the fact that there is a fundraiser for my legal defence among his list of grievances. Being sued in the American Justice System has taught me that it doesn’t matter who is right or wrong - what matters is who has the most money. It’s not as simple as writing a letter to the judge, showing the judge text messages where my abuser talks about his history of watching child porn and being abusive towards me, and having the judge throw out the case. There are many motions, procedures, and filings that need to be made before it can get to that stage. And each filing cost thousands of dollars. My abuser knows this and has filed as many motions as he can - including this latest motion to re-write his lawsuit to include the fundraiser for my legal defence among his grievances against me. This lawsuit doesn’t just affect me. My abuser is asking the judge to rule that posts by other people are not protected speech if those posts talk about YouTube abuse. This includes a news article by Dan Avery (of NewNowNext), a post by Liam Dryden (of We The Unicorns), and hundreds of those who have posted about YouTube abuse on Tumblr. If I can’t fight this, he wins by default. Which means the judge grants everything he’s asking for. This doesn’t just affect me but every other person cited in his lawsuit (but who aren’t listed as defendants). If you’d like to help me, please consider donating at http://bit.ly/ShawnFund https://www.instagram.com/p/BHNTAurh5td/
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On my right is one of my dear LGBT accepting family friends and on my left is Reverend Brent Hawkes. Reverend Hawkes risked his life over ten years ago by performing one of the first same-sex marriages in Canada. That marriage led to the legal battle Halpern v Canada, which eventually granted same-sex marriage rights to all Canadians. Posting as a #latergram from the Muslim interfaith ifthar against homophobia and violence. https://www.instagram.com/p/BHIOosLB33L/
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The British pillow has voted to leave. It's been found on the toilet. Presumably on it's way down the drain. #PillowBrexit https://www.instagram.com/p/BHF3VwWhE8d/
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The British pillow's fear of brown pillows may lead to a vote to leave the union of European pillows. #PillowBrexit https://www.instagram.com/p/BHFrfc8h5rC/
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