Generally, Instagram only forbids nudity. Yet a few days ago, Morgan Bartley saw one of her posts disappeared mysteriously from the social network. The 19-year-old Californian girl has been sharing her physical transformation with her followers for several years.
Suffering from depression during adolescence, Morgan weighed 136 kilos at the age of 17. She has a sad memory from that time, which she shared with Cosmopolitan magazine: "I had the impression that my body had failed, that I had no more control over my life."
Morgan tried many diets that did not work and then underwent surgery to reduce the size of her stomach. She has since lost nearly 50 pounds, exposing her transformation on Instagram to inspire people who are going through similar experiences. She did not understand this deletion: "I found it hurtful and embarrassing to see that this vulnerable image of me was rejected. I was surprised and devastated."