Aurelia Valeriano

NAME: Aurelia Valeriano
PLATFORM & USERNAME: Insta – @shortblackfeminist @thatshortwomanist
CENSORSHIP: Account Removal

What reason was given for your ban?

My account, @shortblackfeminist, was removed for the 5th time in late January. The last two times, I was given no reason.

Why do you think your post(s) was censored?

I honestly have no clue.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

I’ve gotten my account back but it’s taken months.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

It’s negatively affected me because since the last time, I have felt unmotivated.

What’s one thing you want people to know about this topic?

This happens too often to marginalized folks on Instagram.