Malin Westermann

NAME: Malin Westermann
PLATFORM & USERNAME: @malin_westermann
CENSORSHIP: Shadow & Content ban

What reason was given for your ban?

‘Sexual content’.

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

Breastfeeding and nipples were showing.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

No, I didn’t bother.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

I’ve experienced my art being taken down several times.

I had a series of a lesbian couple that had their nipples showing in one photo and they removed it. I also experienced it with my photos of pregnant women – my friends couldn’t find me on Instagram for a while after that. Basically I was shadow banned.

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

I don’t want art to be taken down due to nudity. That is wrong.