My Instagram account is where I can share with my followers and also the rest of the world who I am as a person. I tend to share thoughts and beliefs on individual posts and can be very outspoken if it is something I feel strongly about. Recently however, Instagram has been removing some of my posts due to not following their community guidelines.

It started with them removing one picture of me which was censored to apply with their community guidelines, to me then retaliating by posting another censored picture. My nipples were not visible in these pictures. Instagram still removed them. They have also removed two older posts which were creative pictures by photographers, not showing any nipple. I will be reposting theses pictures later on.

Growing up I was not comfortable with my breasts, they started and stopped growing at age 13. Women are constantly under pressure to look a certain way, teenagers especially. Female breasts serve one purpose, to feed our children. They have been sexualised so much in society today that even breastfeeding in public is looked down on in some countries and even illegal in some states in the US. They are just nipples; guys also have nipples. Yet there is no Instagram police going round removing pictures of topless men.

I stopped wearing uncomfortable bras a few years ago and have been really open to this #freethenipple movement. It is needed; society today is sexist. It is about desexualising the female body and making people around the world aware of this movement.

Unfortunately, Instagram is lagging behind when it comes to the movement. According to their community guidelines, "for a variety of reasons, we don't allow nudity on Instagram. This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks. It also includes some photos of female nipples"- some photos of female nipples.

Instagram needs to accept that we cannot live in a society that treats men and women differently. Men and women do not have the same rights, especially when it comes to Instagram. This is sexism, and yes I am a feminist fighting for equality. Now I worry Instagram may disable my account.

Silje Mari can be found over at Instagram (@siljemari94).