Kristin M. Brown writes…
Title: The Voices of African Descent Bisexual Women: Experiences Related to Identity and Disclosure, in Social Support Networks and Health Care Settings, in the US and UK
Researcher: Kristin M. Brown, PhD, MSW, MPA; Email <WomenResearch7@gmail.com>
Summary: Inaugural LGBTQ Scholars of Color Conference Presentation (April 2015, New York)
In this summary, I detail findings on the wellbeing of cisgender bisexual identified women of the African diaspora (ABW). As a member of the population, I collaboratively implemented this study for our empowerment. I conducted individual facetoface interviews with six women in the United States in 2013, and eight women in the United Kingdom in 2014. I gathered information on quality of social support and health care, related to disclosure of bisexual identity, using qualitative research principles of grounded analysis. This study focused only with cisgender ABW, as researchers with prior and concurrent studies were focusing with transgender and lesbian women.