Censorship and Social Media | My experience with Facebook

    Yesterday, March 25th, 2019, I experienced censorship for the first time. I posted an image of a nude momma to be on Facebook. What I didn’t see coming were the extreme measures that Facebook has taken regarding my account. My business page has been unpublished. (You bet I have appealed that decision!)

    I knew full well I could get some backlash. Even expected to land in Facebook Jail. Never did I expected them to unpublish my page. You would think that by the actions of Facebook I would have posted some grotesque image that was way out of line. The reality is it is simple and classic. Just a woman in her own skin. Being comfortable in her own skin.

    So now I wait! I wait for Facebook to decide if I get to keep my image up. And ultimately if I get to keep my business page.

    This experience has got me thinking about how much we depend on Social Media for our businesses. Social Media has no obligation to us as users. Its a free service, and they really have no obligation for customer service.

    Yes, it’s an amazing way to get our voices out there, yet in a blink of an eye, all our hard work can be taken away from us. I for one will be making sure that I spend more time blogging. Whatever it takes to get my content out there.

    I would like to thank all the individuals who have reached out. Your words of encouragement and support are appreciated. I will not give up. I will not stop creating art!

    If we removed Social Media tomorrow… What would you do first in your business marketing?

    The Post in Question…

    Fine Art Maternity | Allison Rutley Photography | Hinton ALberta

    “To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”
    – Anne Christian Buchanan
    Pregnancy brings a new meaning to the concept of beauty. It is a period of immense joy coupled with excitement. The feeling of carrying a little soul within you is magnificent.
    When I approached (Which took a good old pep talk to myself) this beautiful momma to be if she would be interested in doing a fine art maternity session with me and she responded with a yes. We immediately set up an appointment to talk about the vision of this session. I think we nailed it
    The female body is amazing. Any chance I get to celebrate the beauty of being a woman, I am there! I am all in.

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