How Queer Representation in the Media Affects Your Mental Health Panel (ClexaCon 2018)

Watch our very own Marie-Diane Grouchka and Mariya Shcherbinina participate in a discussion of the impact of representation on mental health.

Panelists: Marie-Diane Grouchka, Mariya Shcherbinina, Kerry Rush, Han Deacon

In recent years, media representation of minorities, including LGBTQ+ people, has steadily been increasing but the question of quality and its impact on mental health of the depicted populations remains. Not all kinds of representation are the same and not all lead to positive mental health outcomes. This panel expands on research exploring the impact of positive media representation on the identity and mental wellbeing of queer women and non cis individuals.