Early in June, a photo taken by Jes Jackson's appeared everywhere. You might remember the image; it was of a mother surprised to learn the true sex of her baby. Now, Jackson is waging war on Instagram censorship and fighting to make another photo of hers appear on feeds. Mamamia reported that the Tasmanian photographer tried to share a picture of hers from a few years back on the account for her company, Itty Bitty Photography. The black-and-white picture is close-up of a midwife helping a baby unhappily enter the world while covered in bunch of amniotic fluid and vernix.
The first time Jackson posted the photo, it was flagged after eight hours and Jackson couldn't log into her account for a period time. Jackson got back on and posted a video expressing her unhappiness, while showing off her accent.
Jackson posted the image again. 800 likes and eight hours later, the picture was removed.
Jackson tried one more. Alas, the third time was not the charm, and the photo is no longer on Jackson's feed.
The photographer cannot comprehend why Instagram hates this picture.
I read the community standards and there was no way this image was breaching them, in my opinion. It was an image I had taken, it contained no sexual intercourse, no genitals, no buttocks, no nipples, it was respectful and it did not contain violence. It fostered meaningful and genuine interactions, I was not a spammer, and I had followed the law.
Getting these sorts of photos to stay up on Instagram is rather important for Jackson.
Birth has been and is being portrayed in such a negative light for such a long time now - everyone is quick to tell you of their horrible birth experience. It's something that has always been private and rarely talked about, and I want to put a stop to this.
I want to share REAL birth images depicting what birth can look like, That birth can be calm, relaxing, pleasurable, beautiful. It can be whatever you want it to be, regardless of if you deliver vaginally or via c-section, because birth is beautiful.
Jackson has managed to get a few of these "real" photos to stay on her Instagram, like this little guy.
He doesn't look that relaxed.