Sorry, but I need to vent/let everyone know what’s happening.
Shiraz Binyamin (AKA Akemi Yukimura or Aki Yuki Cosplay ) decided that she didn’t like me the minute she met me.
About a year ago, Shiraz blamed her breakup on me and spread awful, disgusting rumors about me. (Having sex for video games, having group sex, ect.) I’m homeschooled, so a lot of people didn’t know anything about me other than those rumors. When I confronted Binyamin and asked her to stop, she blocked me.
Months later, in December, I was confronted and sexually harassed by guys after she told them to, and I had to confront Shiraz Binyamin again. Shiraz fully admitted to spreading the horrendous rumors and using me as a scapegoat to her breakup.
Shiraz said she would set things right and get the truth out. Obviously, she didn’t.
Now, about 2 weeks ago, I was at Gamestop in the mall with Matt, her ex, and we passed by Shiraz Binyamin. She immediately went in the opposite direction and left the store.
About an hour after that, and since then, I’ve been receiving tons of hate-mail on Tumblr. I don’t know how to get her to stop, but enough is enough. It’s been over a year since she’s been unfairly targeting me, ignoring it has obviously just made it worse. This isn’t even half of all the stuff I’ve been receiving this week. This is not okay.
Over the weekend I turned off anon, and Binyamin almost immediately started harrassing me on facebook with her separate cosplay profile.
This has gone WAY too far.
I don’t think anyone deserves this treatment. Shiraz has admitted that I’ve done nothing wrong, and still continues to harass me, calling me a plethora of racial slurs and sexually degrading names. She owns a gun, has threatened to kill people and is extremely racist. I REALLY want to get word out so that con-goers can know to avoid her. ESPECIALLY IN THE BALTIMORE/DC AREA. She’s done this before, and she’ll do it again. She could really hurt someone, and no one wants a tragedy to happen at a con. If you could kindly share my story, it would make me feel better after a year of this torture, and hopefully save other con-goers from it. PLEASE reblog this, and share it with any con-goers and cosplayers you know, especially those that attend any American cons.
tldr; Avoid Shiraz Binyamin at all costs, she is relentless and unstable.
Holy crap, it’s still going on, but I’m so overwhelmed by the positivity and support I’m getting! Thank you everyone! I might not get her to stop anytime soon, but at least I feel better about starting cosplay and the situation in general.