Centering the stories of twenty Queer Women of Color (QWOC) affiliated with culturally-based sororities, this narrative inquiry study examined how social media platforms influenced the connection that participants felt to their organization. Using data from two semi-structured interviews and a reflection journal project, findings revealed how social media engagement contributed to participants’ experiences in conflicting ways. Although social media spaces became avenues for Queer Women of Color to connect with other QWOC, participants also reported witnessing oppressive attitudes from sorority members that negatively informed their perceptions of their organizations. Implications for research and practice are offered.
Antonio Duran, Auburn University and Crystal Garcia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Social Media as a Source of (Dis)Connection for Queer Women of Color in Culturally-Based Sororities,"
Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors: Vol. 16
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/oracle/vol16/iss01/4