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Crime of the Truest Kind advocacy in action

Something that I learned very early as a "crime content creator" is that there are many victims to one case. We must consider the people involved and how we tell their stories - the victims of crime and their families. As a member of the true crime space, I feel a responsibility to support these families whose stories we share. Because they aren’t ours. We borrow them in good faith that we will take care of them. Be a good steward. 


That is so often not the case when it comes to the true crime space and what has turned nto the rabid nature of sharing information about a case, the hunt for attention, clicks, subscribers, and what they might consider fame (I heard someone say that being famous on social media is like being rich playing Monopoly. They aren't wrong. And I bet I read that on the internet).

What it all comes down to is this: families affected by crime are suffering through an overwhelming amount of trauma and grief and confusion. When the true crime genre exploded with wanna-be detectives, web sleuths, bloggers, youtubers, tiktokies, web-vestigators, and the legion of people who inject themselves into the personal details of murder victims and their familes lives, it retraumatizes those people. They are turned into characters for the sole purpose of entertainment, making up scenarios, "sexy" narratives, Presuminptions, doing their detectiving and conjecturing. 

I have spoken about how I am not a fan of sanctimony and virtual signaling but I will tell you there is a problem with true crime and the lack of empathy and ethics from people who call themselves content creators. Do better. 

I believe we can use the powers of true crime for good. 

I am adding one sheets on missing and unsolved cases for visibility. 

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