Rikki Poynter is creating educational content.
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patrons

My name is Rikki Poynter. I'm a 26-year-old deaf YouTuber, content creator, writer, activist, and public speaker living in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am mostly known for my video, "Shit Hearing People Say", and as the person who has been advocating for more and proper closed captioning on YouTube.

I officially started YouTube in 2010 as a beauty vlogger until I decided to start fresh as more of a lifestyle vlogger in 2014. On a new channel, I started making videos about deaf awareness and accessibility, mostly closed captioning. My advocacy got the attention of people like Tyler Oakley, who had made his own campaign inspired by me called Hear Me Out, and Lilly Singh. News outlets such as Huffington Post, BBC News, Upworthy, and ABC News have also take notice. Through this work, I've been able to work with Google and YouTube on bettering accessibility.

Through my YouTube channel and written works, I talk about my life as a mainstreamed deaf person who is finding her way through Deaf culture and a new identity, learning ASL, as well as my mental health, growing up with child abuse, social issues and more.
Rewards
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month
(My doo-doo head self accidentally deleted the original $1 perk description.)


This is the bare minimum. Upon pledging, you will receive a shoutout on Twitter (@rikkipoynter) and Facebook (/rikkipoynterYT). You will also receive updates as well as links to published videos and written pieces.

Written Works
$3 or more per month
As I've started writing more, I have decided that with this perk, I will share some of those works. This includes pieces for my website as well as unreleased work for NaNoWriMo. You will also get perks from the previous tier(s).
Unicorns
$5 or more per month
You will receive video updates when I receive new equipment for YouTube and the like. You will also get perks from the previous tier(s).
Pomeranians
$10 or more per month
You will be able to view private vlogs. These videos will not be for public viewing. These videos will be made whenever I have something to say. You will also get perks from the previous tier(s).
Pika, Pika!
$15 or more per month
I will draw you a Pokemon of your choice on paper and ship it to you. You will also get perks from the previous tier(s).
Let's Write!
$25 or more per month
We will now be pen pals! I will send you something in the mail every month. I will do my best to make it a letter each month, though sometimes, I may only be able to do a postcard. Writing back is encouraged so we can create a conversation. You will also get perks from the previous tier(s).
Presents!
$100 or more per month
  • You will receive a monthly present in the mail. You will also get perks from the previous tier(s).
Goals
42% complete
This would pay for a new camera body. I've been using the Canon t3i for the past two years which is fine, but it is time for an upgrade so my videos can look a little bit better. I am currently eying something like the Canon 80D.
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My name is Rikki Poynter. I'm a 26-year-old deaf YouTuber, content creator, writer, activist, and public speaker living in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am mostly known for my video, "Shit Hearing People Say", and as the person who has been advocating for more and proper closed captioning on YouTube.

I officially started YouTube in 2010 as a beauty vlogger until I decided to start fresh as more of a lifestyle vlogger in 2014. On a new channel, I started making videos about deaf awareness and accessibility, mostly closed captioning. My advocacy got the attention of people like Tyler Oakley, who had made his own campaign inspired by me called Hear Me Out, and Lilly Singh. News outlets such as Huffington Post, BBC News, Upworthy, and ABC News have also take notice. Through this work, I've been able to work with Google and YouTube on bettering accessibility.

Through my YouTube channel and written works, I talk about my life as a mainstreamed deaf person who is finding her way through Deaf culture and a new identity, learning ASL, as well as my mental health, growing up with child abuse, social issues and more.

Recent posts by Rikki Poynter

Rewards
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month
(My doo-doo head self accidentally deleted the original $1 perk description.)


This is the bare minimum. Upon pledging, you will receive a shoutout on Twitter (@rikkipoynter) and Facebook (/rikkipoynterYT). You will also receive updates as well as links to published videos and written pieces.

Written Works
$3 or more per month
As I've started writing more, I have decided that with this perk, I will share some of those works. This includes pieces for my website as well as unreleased work for NaNoWriMo. You will also get perks from the previous tier(s).
Unicorns
$5 or more per month
You will receive video updates when I receive new equipment for YouTube and the like. You will also get perks from the previous tier(s).
Pomeranians
$10 or more per month
You will be able to view private vlogs. These videos will not be for public viewing. These videos will be made whenever I have something to say. You will also get perks from the previous tier(s).
Pika, Pika!
$15 or more per month
I will draw you a Pokemon of your choice on paper and ship it to you. You will also get perks from the previous tier(s).
Let's Write!
$25 or more per month
We will now be pen pals! I will send you something in the mail every month. I will do my best to make it a letter each month, though sometimes, I may only be able to do a postcard. Writing back is encouraged so we can create a conversation. You will also get perks from the previous tier(s).
Presents!
$100 or more per month
  • You will receive a monthly present in the mail. You will also get perks from the previous tier(s).