NAME: Cienna
PLATFORM & USERNAME: Instagram/Facebook/TikTok @chronicallypersevering
CENSORSHIP: Shadow & content, ad ban

What reason was given for your ban?

Vulgarity/violence/sponsorship breach when there were no issues.

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

Disability. I’m a wheelchair user with a diaphragm pacemaker. I also talked about disability alot.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

I did. Some of the posts were reposted, but some haven’t been, some were un-monetized, some had monetization returned, and many were shadow banned.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

It makes it hard to interact with my community and makes it discouraging to share.

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

Social media companies are trying to hide away disability, but you can’t stop us.

Our bodies are beautiful, our culture matters, and our history and stories are written by us. Nothing about us, without us.