Artist: Kirsten Ruginski
Censored by: Instagram
Date of censorship: September 2019
Was there notification of removal? If so, what was the reason given?
Against community guidelines: nudity
Was there the opportunity to appeal? If so, did you appeal and what was the response?
Yes, no response.
What, if any, were the consequences of the removal for you?
Threatening to remove my account.
Instagram has been painfully problematic and led to negative mental health episodes as a non-binary artist taking nude self portraits. The politics around the nipple and chest are especially dissociative.
Artist’s instagram: @KirstenRuginskiPhotography