In the latest of several recent controversies surrounding Instagram, Samm Newman, a 19-year-old woman from Ohio, says her account was deleted.
Because, she is convinced, she posted selfies of herself in her bra and underwear, which plenty of people do ... but Samm happens to be a Size 24.
For Newman, Instagram had become a safe haven, an online environment in which to be proud of her fuller figure and find other women like her.
Posting photos to Instagram and seeing other girls displaying similar ones empowered her, and that support helped her be less ashamed of her size.
Considering that she spent her high school years bullied and depressed to the point of self-harm, this was a huge deal ... and then it came crashing down.
That safe space suddenly disappeared without explanation, and Samm could only assume her Instagram was targeted because of her Size 24 body.
"My Instagram, this was my safe place because when I was there, I could share anything," Samm Newman lamented. "Fat is not a bad word."