Embodies (Exploring Multidimensional Body Image and Intersectional Experiences Study)

Alison Goldblatt, a doctoral candidate, is focused on understanding more about the body image experiences of Black cisgender* sexual minority women. 


Do you identify as…?

·      A Black queer, lesbian, or bisexual, etc., woman


·      A Black heterosexual or straight woman


·      A White queer, lesbian, or bisexual, etc., woman


If so, please consider participating in my dissertation research study about body image experiences among different groups of women. We want to represent your experiences in body image research, and we want to hear from you. 

The survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. As a thank you for participating, you can choose to enter a raffle to win one of ten Amazon gift cards valued at $25. If you indicate interest at the end of the survey, we may also offer you a 1-hour follow-up interview, compensated with a $20 Amazon gift card.

Your participation in this study is voluntary, you are free to withdraw from the study at any time, and you may choose not to answer any specific questions.

Your participation is confidential. In order to enter the raffle, you will have to provide a valid email address, but this email address will be stored in a separate database that will be connected to your data only via a participant number generated by the survey software, and only authorized members of the study team will be able to connect them. IP addresses will also be collected to help identify fraudulent responses.

This study is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Psychology and has been approved by the UMass Boston Institutional Review Board with IRB number 2021025. 

To locate this study online click here: https://umassboston.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2o7Dxtc0cwk0XEp


The Principal Investigator of this study is Alison Goldblatt, M.A., [email protected], and the faculty advisor is Dr. David Pantalone [email protected]. This project is also mentored by Dr. Jennifer B. Webb and Dr. Tangela Roberts.


*(Due to the scope of this study, and because of how much gender can influence body image, we are only recruiting participants who identify as cisgender at this time. However, in the future we hope to continue body image research that is inclusive of more gender identities.)


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