Artist: Emma Shapiro

Medium: Photography

Censored By: Instagram

Date of censorship: June 2020

Was there notification of removal? If so, what was the reason given?

Against Community Guidelines: Nudity or Sexual Activity

Was there the opportunity to appeal? If so, did you appeal and what was the response?

Yes; There was a notice that because of Covid 19, there are fewer reviewers and so they may not get to review it.

What, if any, were the consequences of the removal for you? 

It made me frustrated and upset, not because I was surprised they took it down but that there is no real recourse to deal with it. They just cancel you out and say your voice isn’t valid, which causes self-esteem issues in myself and many other people I know.

Artist Website: https://www.exposuretherapyproject.com/

Artist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nipeople/