Cass Bird has a very intimate Instagram account.
A professional photographer, she shows the lighter, invasive side of life with children – but the censoring that #FreeTheNipple campaigns against has affected the photographs she has posted of her children.
While her professional work has featured in the New York Times, Rolling Stone and GQ, a few weeks ago she uploaded one of her more personal photographs of her daughter trying on her bra. Mae had picked up Cass’s bra and put it on. Cass explains:
She looked at herself in the mirror and ran out of the room returning with two apples, which she placed in the cups.
I was simply capturing a childhood moment that most parents have witnessed.
Cass originally posted the image on 29 July and it has been removed three times since then, without any explanation from Instagram.
After posting the image and getting it removed Friday night, I considered putting emojis all over her chest which actually felt inappropriate as it would draw attention to a part of anatomy that was not the point of the image.
If this image was of my son, would it have been removed?
Apt question. Here’s another picture of Mae, but it was never removed:
What a cutie pie.
But in the meantime, Cass got away with a “legal” image of a nip:
#LegalNipSlip? But no, her children aren’t allowed.
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