Though Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are rife with truly disturbing and harmful material, for some reason or another, moms are continually being banned from the sites simply for sharing the honest, real, miraculous moments of motherhood — and it’s happening because the social media giants deem them too graphic or provocative.
While certain sites have adjusted their policies and even sent personal apologies to all the moms they have wronged, there is still a long way to go. The negative stigma around birth and breast-feeding photography is a hugely powerful force on social media.
That’s why these badass moms, all of whom have been banned from social media at one point or another for their beautifully raw photos, are taking a stand against mommy censorship and sharing the images that got them in trouble in the first place.
Originally published July 2016. Updated July 2017.