NAME: Lakyn
PLATFORM & USERNAME: Insta – @bracedandfused

What reason was given for your ban?

“Violent” content.

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

It’s a compilation of pictures of me both healthy and disabled. I believe one quick shot may have a picture of a scar. If that’s the reason that’s literally ridiculous, but this video is just discussing disability rights. I can’t imagine what is violent about that.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

Yes, I’m waiting on a reply.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

It’s defeating.

I’m working so hard to spread awareness. Using my time to make content for free and then the result is a ridiculous removal of my work. It made me want to stop before I even got started as this was one of my first posts on Tik Tok.

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

My disabled, scared, braced body is not violent.