Community Guidelines


Updated: November 16, 2020


defy is a membership organization that is supported and populated by you, our defy community. defy is a community that includes members of different professions, including therapists, behavioral analysts, attorneys, accountants, etc., however, the intent of this platform is not to provide therapy or counseling.

Through our community, you can discuss, learn, support, and connect with people who share your interests, and we encourage you to find yourself, meaningful connections, and joy on defy.

While not every part of defy may be for you, no part of our community should be used as a weapon. Everyone in defy should have an expectation of privacy and safety, so please respect the privacy and safety of others.

defy and its communities are only what we make of them together, and can only exist if we operate by a shared set of rules. We ask that you abide by not just the letter of these rules, but the spirit as well.

Rule 1

defy is a place for creating community and belonging, not for attacking marginalized or vulnerable groups of people. Everyone has a right to use defy free of harassment, bullying, and threats of violence. Users that incite violence or that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned. A comprehensive catalog of online harassing behaviors can be found here

In short, do not post or write content with an intent to shame, humiliate or hurt. EVER.


Rule 2

Abide by community rules. Post authentic content where you have a personal interest, and do not cheat or engage in content manipulation or otherwise interfere with or disrupt defy members.


Rule 3

Respect the privacy of others. Instigating harassment, for example, by revealing someone’s personal or confidential information, is not allowed. 


Rule 4

Keep it legal, and avoid posting illegal content or soliciting or facilitating illegal or prohibited transactions.



defy shall have complete discretion in determining violation of its rules. 

We have a variety of ways of enforcing our rules, including, but not limited to:

  • Asking you nicely to knock it off
  • Asking you less nicely


Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about these community guidelines, please contact us by email at [email protected].