Queer Sexual Joy Project
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Researcher bios and how their research backgrounds relate to this study
Dr. JJ Wright (she/they) is the Director of the Queer Sexual Joy Project. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at MacEwan University on Treaty 6 territory in Edmonton. Dr. Wright's primary area of research is gender-based violence, sexual health and consent education, and issues impacting 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. As a community-engaged researcher, Dr. Wright works with regional, provincial, and national organizations to advocate for gender justice and to research ways to address gender-based violence that are trauma-informed and community responsive. Her work is informed by a commitment to community-building and creating cultures that are less violent and more just, caring, and connected. Dr. Wright's website: www.jessica-wright.ca
Purpose of this research project
The project investigates how queer and trans joy disrupts the colonial, racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, ableist cultural norms that lead to gender-based violence. The research will help inform education to promote the prevention of gender-based violence.
How this research will help LGBT2SQ people and communities
This project uplifts the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ young adults to highlight what we can learn from queer and trans communities about promoting more mutually pleasurable, less harmful sexual cultures. 2SLGBTQ+ people are positioned in the study as knowledge holders and the positive aspects of their lives will be highlighted which is a sharp contrast to dominant portrayals of 2SGBTQ+ people's narratives and lives.
Survey: Part of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, 18-35, in Canada or the US.
Workshops: art of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, 18-30, in Canada or the US.
$25 for the workshop and there is no compensation for the survey.
There is very low risk for emotional discomfort in this study, though workshop participants will still be provided a list of mental health resources.
Promoting the Study
Egale as well as my RAs are reaching out to organizations, and it is being promoted across social media