Though posting pictures showing a little skin on social media is totally okay (so long as the subject of the photo is consenting), Instagram often has different ideas about appropriate content for their users to post and see. They’ve been known to censor the types of posts allowed in the past, and users often fight back. Now, a woman by the name of Jessa O’Brien — also known as The Nude Blogger — is the latest to stand up to their policies, and she has some strong words about nudity, body positivity, and censorship.
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O’Brien’s account (@TheNudeBlogger) was deactivated from Instagram for three weeks recently without any notice because she’d posted nude images on her profile. She posted about the incident on her blog and started a campaign to get the account reactivated. In the meantime, she also opened another Instagram account to post to, which is still live even after her main account’s reactivation.
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In a new blog, she writes about what it was like to get her account taken down and how she feels about Instagram and body-positivity now that it’s been reactivated. She writes, “Three weeks of hard f*cking work, but three weeks of which my message about body positivity seems to have made more of an impact than ever. Instagram reinstating my account signifies reason for hope and provides us with a glimpse of possible changes to come.”
A post on Instagram of O’Brien holding a sign that says “F*ck You @Instagram” echoes these sentiments, and also says, “Since the deactivation of this account, I have embarked on a tireless crusade against the social media giants to raise awareness about body positivity and expose the contradictory nature of Instagram’s blurred guidelines that only exacerbate appalling double standards.” Another recent post thanks followers for sticking with her through the ordeal.
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