NAME: Nijah
PLATFORM & USERNAME: Instagram @grafikerin_am_meer
CENSORSHIP: Shadow ban

What reason was given for your ban?

Sexual solicitation even though all I do is create art with human bodies and in no way solicit any sexual action.

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

Because I make art of queer sex workers.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

Yes, and they’ve cited harassment and sexual solicitation as a reason to keep my content offline.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

It stops me from being able to share beautiful wholesome art.

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

Censorship can bw evil. There is a difference between removing graphic content such as gore/porn and removing art and silencing voices of fringe personalities.