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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 to be “too explicit”.

Marisa never re-opened an instagram account.

She says: "Censorship de-naturalizes the body, it separates us from the natural world. And therefor, it simply goes against one of our core fundamental truths - we can not be separate from nature, we are in it, we are it."

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"I have used my body in the in the fight to keep plastic out of the oceans, for wildlife conservation in Africa, against the atrocities of religion, climate change, animal freedom - with the overarching message to free our bodies from misconception and shame. Recently I founded my own non-profit called Earth Family www.earthfamily.io. Earth Family is an ethos-inspired creative studio, generating in-house art and activism projects. 

On my Patreon you get a closer look within my life, I share poems I write, thoughts that currently inspire me, projects I’m working on and images I create. For the higher tiers there’s Monthly Newsletters, 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 account. Patreon has been a base of support that gives me the freedom to awaken and initiate my visions.

 

Thank you so much for your love & support.

 

Marisa,

Artist, Activist, Naturalist"