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After coming under fire for its inconsistencies with how it handled photos of plus-sized model Nyome Nicholas-Williams on its platform, Instagram will update its policy on nudity. Following a campaign launched in The Observerthe publication has confirmed that Instagram and its parent company Facebook will be updating its policy on nudity in order to curb discrimination of plus-sized black women on its platform. According to that article, Nicholas-Williams had ed a photo to the platform that depicted her with her arms folded across her breasts.
We are still working, these things just take time!
Until black plus sized bodies stop being censored there is always work to do. Within hours, Instagram deleted the photo and warned Nicholas-Williams that her could be shut down, a feature added to the platform last year.
It was shocking to me. This is no joke!! This is my life first being censored by Instagram and now being silenced by white tears.
Link in my story and my bio! Nicholas-Williams was especially incensed when her problems came after Instagram leadership came out against bias and inequity. We stand in solidarity with the Black community.
Words are not enough. Addressing the feedback we get has always been an integral part of how we work, and has helped us build a better Instagram for everyone.
Link in bio for more. Any bias in our systems and policies run counter to providing a platform for everyone to express themselves. Nicholas-Williams alleged that what Instagram was saying publicly did not align with what was actually happening on the platform.
But after the outcry, Instagram is moving towards adjusting its algorithms and policy. We all have bodies, and we can choose to celebrate them in anyway we wish.
Renaissance paintings were mostly based around the nude body, I love art so I know!! How have we become so scared to share our art and celebrate our bodies without us being sexualised or being judged by others.
Look what happens when three women set out to change the world! We have put our heart and souls into this campaign and to see it come to fruition is insane!
The observer newspaper which is out today has covered the campaign from the beginning and have written another article which highlights the hard work Gina, Alex and I have done although it states they launched the campaign this is in fact not the case as Nude instagramers, Alex and myself strategised for three months to ensure a change would happen. Hang tight for the full details of the policy change, as I will be detailing more information soon. We worked very hard on this and managed to get Instagram and mosseri attention and there's still a lot of work to be done, as black plus sized women continue to be censored in many ways; and white women STILL tried to hijack and make it their campaign.
There is of course a huge racial imbalance in the algorithm that still exists as white bodies are promoted and don't have to worry about censorship of their posts but black bodies still have to justify presence on the platform, this has also been brought to Instagrams attention! Hopefully this policy change will bring an end to the censorship of fat black bodies.
The last three have been absolutely wild to say the least but we move and move things we did!
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