#BlackVoicesHeard: Black Creators on TikTok have had enough

Whitney Alese
3 min readMay 20, 2020
Iman (TheMuse) on TikTok

Imagine heading to your favorite social media to check out some posts by your favorite creators, only to discover that creator has been suspended from the platform, or worse, had their account banned entirely.

Now imagine that you start to notice a pattern: that all of the accounts getting banned happened to be operated by Black creators. This is the reality on…

Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese is a writer & podcaster, featured in WIRED Magazine (Sept 2020) & I-D Magazine (Dec. 2021), and NBC (Jan 2023). She is based in Philadelphia.