FAT & FREE! Stop Instagrams' fat phobic censorship!

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Xavier Harrison
Oct 1, 2021
Fatphobia is wrong

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Grace Barlowe
Mar 11, 2021
I am a plus sized girl and we deserve to be treated equally to our skinnier counterparts

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Steven Toliver
1 year ago
I hate censorship.

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Jennifer Bennett
1 year ago
I'm signing because seeing all bodies helps me hate mine less. Its for the mental health of us all.

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Amber Lefaive
1 year ago
Because fat is just as beautiful

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Lilith Fury
1 year ago
I am on my 13th Instagram account. 11 were removed permanently by Instagram. One was reinstated after a year, but I already had this account, and didn’t want to go backwards.
One account that was removed was where each and every pic I posted was a side by side recreation of a post done by a thin person. I had pics constantly being removed, till they finally banned the entire account. Almost a year later I found out a straight sized mom was doing the same thing that I did, but rather than have her account banned, and pics removed, she went viral. There were articles online, news segments, and an overall positive reaction. That felt incredibly dehumanising, and hurtful that I was seen as obscene, but they were seen as revolutionary.
Another account that I lost had irreplaceable images from my pregnancy with my daughter, as well as pics from her funeral. Nothing on the account violated any community guidelines. In fact, I had only recently become fat and was still shy about posting pics that had my body in it. There were only 4 full body photos. One where I stood at my daughters grave (removed for being sexual? I was wearing a dress that went to my ankles), one where I was at an ice cream shop (comments were filled with fatphobic hate. Pic later removed for “being sexual”), a pic with my grandparents (more fatphobic comments, as well as some racist ones), and a pic of myself in a full length mirror in sweat pants, with a hoodie, lifting it up to show my belly and the words “I may have a belly, but I’m still human”. After a wave of fatphobic comments, the page was removed. I tried desperately to get my page back but nothing worked.
This needs to stop.
We aren’t doing anything wrong.
We’re just existing while fat.

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Emily Coyle
1 year ago
Ridiculous and unfair standards of censorship based on perceived beauty.

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Simone Mariposa
1 year ago
Fat bodies deserve to be seen and heard!

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Kayla Logan-Maiato
1 year ago
Because I’m constantly censored by Instagram for being fat

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Katy Wheehouse
1 year ago
This is totally fucked up