Natalie's Research

The study of microaggressions, particularly the negative impact that these “everyday” slights and insults have on mental health, is becoming an important area of research. 

Intersectionality is often ignored, however, because microaggression research is typically based on a singular identity.


My research foregrounds the experience of LGBQ people of colour (POC), a population that is chronically underrepresented in academic research.


Results from the study will support the development of a theoretical model that explains the role of microaggressions in predicting substance use among LGBQ-POC emerging adults, and, hopefully, result in interventions that strengthen one’s individual and community identities.