NAME: Celeste
PLATFORM & USERNAME: Instagram @realartdaddy
CENSORSHIP: Content Removal

What reason was given for your ban?

Sexual content/nudity/ solicitation.

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

Because I am a sex worker.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

Yes, they reviewed it and still said it went again nudity guidelines despite the nipples being censored.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

I run a photography business – I can’t build my brand or get new clients if I’m not visible. I can’t sell my artwork either when I’m not allowed to link in my stories etc.

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

Decriminalisation and destigmatisation of sex work.