After yet another round of submitting my identification to Facebook. Yeah, apparently they can ask for your personal ID to prove you’re who you say you are.
I’m not even overly mad. But what concerns me is the censorship on women’s health. You see, there was nothing sexual about the ad. It was simply inviting people to a free workshop to help women with prolapse work through the anxiety of their symptoms.
Unfortunately, we live in a world where aspects of women’s health are considered offensive and inappropriate. It’s ok to share an ad of a half naked person is slugging off the latest workout with a much wider reach that costs way more than my small $20/day budget.
I understand that people are uncomfortable with sexual health and I’m respetful of that. But I’m not selling sex. I help women feel brave in their bodies with prolapse.
But the funny thing is, FB took my money before giving me the boot. Not to mention that I have to submit a photo ID and I have to sit here and wait until they decide one way or another.
This can change the direction of my business. But I’m glad I’ve taken the time over the years to prioritize growing my email list, and luckily, I have a plan to shift my business coaching over to Linkedin.
A part of me is expecting this to blow over seeing that it came from a complaint. But I also know the realities of working in a field like mine. This could be the end of my social media experience for a long time. That’s kind of freaking me out a bit.
Marketing your women’s health business online is getting harder if you want to scale and earn multiple streams of income. It doesn’t matter how compliant you are with your posts (yes, your non-promoted posts can be reported too).
And because “violating rights” on Facebook and instagram are subjective, anyone who doesn’t like your message can report your content. The problem with this is anyone with a chip on their shoulder, regardless of how engaging the post is (I had over 500 likes), your account can be shut down without notice.
Take Tracy Shear for example…her account was shut down because of a pelvic health post. If you know Tracy, she LIVES for pelvic health and would never offer up something that could possibly offend another person.
But it happens. It could very well happen to you if you’re working in the health and wellness space.
I’m hoping to know what my next steps are later today. Either way, I’m sharing this experience with the media. It’s been a long time in the works and it’s time to open the conversation about censorship when it comes to pelvic health as it relates to women. There is a clear bias here.
This doesn’t just hurt women in these businesses. It’s hurting women who need access to quality information about their health. I’ve worked with far too many women who were emotionally distraught and beating themselves up over and over for not knowing about this.
So if you want to feel empowered by your health and learn how you can overcome the emotional shit show that prolapse symptoms can bring on, I invite you and anyone you know who may benefit from Prolapse SOS to learn how you can overcome the anxiety of your symptoms. It was originally going to be free for 30 Days, but I’m going to leave it open indefinitely because it feels like the right thing to do.
I’m not letting this get in my way. Instead, I want to bring awareness to gender biases in online marketing.
And I’m still in awe that they took $120 from me then kicked me out. No warning. Nuttin
Diversify your marketing efforts my business BFF.
Soon, I’ll share how Madison is using TikTok and Youtube to generate leads and make sales without worrying about FB and IG banning her.