NAME: Paidra
PLATFORM & USERNAME: Instagram @oji_dannelley
CENSORSHIP: Shadow ban

What reason was given for your ban?

A post showing my wheelchair under the “we don’t want you to be bullied” nonsense.

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

They SAY it is to keep us safe from being bullied on the internet for being disabled.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

There was not a choice to appeal as they technically didn’t remove those posts just do NOT get to the top of their algorithm.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

Makes me second guess showing my chair, which I HATE.

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

That disabled people are adults and WE can decide what we want on our posts.