Leonie Cappello

NAME: Leonie Cappello
PLATFORM & USERNAME: @LeonieCappello
CENSORSHIP: Content ban

What reason was given for your ban?

Nudity and Sexual activity.

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

I really can’t understand.

Sometimes you see two naked people from the back, sometimes you see me, a curvy girl naked, hugging my husband. Intimate photos yes, but no sex – it’s really boring.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

Yes, always and they never change their minds.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

I lose motivation for presenting my intimate art.

I don’t post the photos I would like to, instead, I have to think for about 20 minutes if that photo could be ok. As I plan my feed, it just sucks, that photos from 3 weeks ago with huge amounts of interaction and likes are being removed. It makes me sad.

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

Nudity and intimacy aren’t things we should be afraid of seeing. Instead, we should normalize our normal bodies in order to love ourselves more.