Today I opened Ello and it was like walking outside and smelling fresh spring air. I hate to compare Ello and IG (yet again) but I am. I feel like I have more freedom on this platform.
Last week I was shadow banned by Instagram and my work suppressed because someone was offended by a photo I had shared. This photo was particularly powerful to me because my client was fully appreciating her body. It is one of my favorite photos from her session.
What made this photo more powerful was her story of self-love and fully appreciating who she was despite the fact that she did not fall into the cookie-cutter ideology of beauty. While the US is changing, growing up Women of Color didn't have much representation of their natural beauty. It was tough because you constantly felt different. My client and I, even though different races, still dark skin women of color growing up in predominately white neighborhoods dealing these issues.
However, what made us different from others is what made us more beautiful. We each had to learn the strength and beauty of our diversity. For some, it takes longer than others. However, we all have to get there.
I will never understand how the female body is such a work of art, but we have to constantly hide it like there shame associated with it. It’s crazy to me how something like women's nipples offends people. The job of the nipple is to bring nourishment to a child. Why are we shaming a woman for her natural design? Who was the person that decided that nipples were evil? Why is it okay to not censor a man’s nipples, but you have to censor women?
I’m just looking for answers here.
Nonetheless, I have to thank Ello for granting people the opportunity to share artistic nudes with punishing the artist.
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