NAME: Cecilie
CENSORSHIP: Content ban

What reason was given for your ban?

They claim nudity/sexual content.

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

The algorithm is sexist and tries to silence women who create art trying to empower women. None of my content goes against community guidelines – and my photos can be posted by the male co-model and the same photo does not get removed from their account.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

I try every single time but they claim they are right. I doubt they even look at it.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

As an independent artist who has built up my career over a decade through social media, the threat of being deleted creates daily anxiety and has a severe psychological effect on my own female liberation.

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

That censorship does more harm than nudity – we need to be able to desexualise female bodies and nudity, and social media is a powerful means, that unfortunately is being used to silence and control women and POC.