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BANNED ON THE INTERNET

In early August 2016, a controversial case involving the social networking site Instagram emerged when Marisa’s popular Instagram account was banned from the online platform. Papen’s unapologetically free-spirited photographs were deemed too provocative, despite her creative efforts to avoid breaking 'Instagram’s Terms of Use', by covering her nipples and other body parts judged “too explicit”. Marisa never re-opened an instagram account as she states: 

"Censorship de-naturalizes the body. It separates us from the natural world. This goes against one of our fundamental truths... We can not be separate from nature. We are in it, we are it."

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"With my art I have given voice to a variety of difficulties we are facing upon this planet, from plastic in our oceans, wildlife conservation in Africa, the atrocities of religion, climate change, to animal freedom.

 

Recently I founded a non-profit called Earth Family. Earth Family is an ethos-inspired creative studio, generating art and activism projects. With art and beauty Earth Family communicates our deep relationship to earth and ourselves. Earth Family's projects speak for the voice-less and touch upon social taboos to affect positive change.

On my Patreon you get a closer look within my life, I share poems, projects I’m working on and images I create. For the higher tiers there’s Monthly Memo's, Group Zoom Calls and Signed Posters.

 

Since I have been banned from Instagram, Youtube, Vimeo, Wikipedia, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook... The only way to ‘follow’ me today is via my Patreon. This platform has been a base of support that gives me the freedom to awaken and initiate my visions.

 

I thank you deeply for your love & support.

 

Marisa,

Artist, Activist, Naturalist"