Fighting for gender equality and opposing censorship of the female-presenting body

in 40 countries and counting... 

(*NOTE: there are 2 IG accts for this project: @nipeople & @nipocrisy_)

What is the Exposure Therapy project?

An online and guerilla resistance movement to fight against censorship. Using Instagram & accessible tools of resistance, the Exposure Therapy project seeks to engage all those who want to see a more equal and less sexist world. 

The Exposure Therapy nipple stickers are created from the “Contrib’ A Nip” campaign which accepts contributions from around the world. 

Thanks to these kick-ass feminists, the Exposure Therapy project has grown from just my own nipples to represent the variety of real (and beautiful!) bodies in our world, and expose the hypocrisy of censoring the female-presenting body. 

Request your (free!) stickers, Contrib' A Nip &  join the Newsletter...




Why does the Exposure Therapy project exist?

The nipple is a clear illustration of inequality faced by those who possess female-presenting bodies.

All bodies have nipples, but only the "female" nipple is shamed and censored.

Fueled by fear, stigma, and misinformation, we learn that the female-presenting body is sex itself—provocative, disorderly, and obscene. This mischaracterization results in a world that is unsafe and unequal, a world that sexualizes our bodies regardless of intent or consent. Exposure Therapy exposes this false narrative and invites all to join the fight to normalize the nipple, and thereby create a safer and more equal world for our bodies to exist in.

Read the recent Hyperallergic article by Exposure Therapy founder, Emma Shapiro

Who is the Exposure Therapy project for?

The Exposure Therapy project is for YOU. 

It's not about Instagram, our legal system, or even the body shamers.

This project is meant to empower YOU to know that your body is beautiful and important and to fight for its equality.

Your voice is important and our voices together are powerful. When we are empowered, the patriarchy won't be.  

*because women’s bodies, and the bodies of those who present as female/femme are routinely discriminated against through censorship, the Exposure Therapy project exclusively uses the nipples of women and those presenting as female/femme. 


This project uses Instagram as a method of reaching and exposing new audiences to the movement, but also receives regular censorship this medium. (the original account @NIPEOPLE was disabled twice by Instagram in 2021, so @nipocrisy_ was created as a backup)

Follow us here to add volume to our voice and see where in the world Exposure Therapy has reached! But the MOST important thing is to use your stickers in your hometown/travels and start the conversation in real life <3 


Hi, I'm Emma

I'm an artist and activist who uses her own body in her artwork.  

I created this project because I was fed up with my art and my body being shamed, censored and sexualized without my consent simply because of my nipples.


I believe we can change the world together. 

Learn more about me here

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