Research call for participants from Howard University: 
Sexual Minority Women of Color Needed for Dissertation Study
Hello: My name is Nic Rider, and I am a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at Howard University. I am writing to invite you to participate in my dissertation study examining daily stressors and body image among sexual minority women of color.

I am seeking participants who are:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • female
  • self-identify as a monoracial African American, Asian American, or Hispanic
  • self-identify as lesbian, bisexual, sexual minority, or other non-heterosexual identifier.

Eligible participants are asked to complete an anonymous online survey that will take approximately 30 minutes. All participants who complete the entire questionnaire will be offered two options as an incentive for their participation including: (1) the opportunity to participate in a drawing for one of three $100 electronic gifts cards, or (2) to donate $100 to an organization/charity of choice if her name is chosen during the drawing.

The Institutional Review Board at Howard University has approved this study (IRB#= IRB-14-ED-16). My research advisor for this project is Dr. Angela Ferguson, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies at Howard University.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the student researcher, Nic Rider, by email at <> or calling 202-618-0361.

Please pass on to others who might be eligible and interested in participating.

Thank you!
Nic Rider, M.A., Doctoral Candidate, Howard University
Email:, Phone: 202-628-0361