checkboxI’m posting this for a colleague at my employer, the Wellesley Centers for Women. She’s part of a team doing research on how young people’s use of media influences their developing self-identity. She told me the team is particularly interested in “reaching out to young people whose voices are not always incorporated into developing new knowledge,” including those who are LGBT, are in LGBT-parent families, and/or are people of color.

The team is looking for young people between the ages of 12 and 25 to take a 15-20 minute survey—and there’s the chance to win prizes for participation. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please pass this message along!

I’m not involved in this specific project (and I speak only for myself at this blog, not for my employer), so if you have any questions, send them to

Here’s the full description:

We are doing a nationwide online survey study called the Media & Identity Project. This study is being conducted by researchers at Wellesley College. We are inviting young people between the ages of 12-25 to participate. We are interested in how the use of social media, technology, and TV influences you, particularly in terms of cultural and gender identities. The survey will take 15-20 minutes and your answers will remain private. At the end of the survey, you will get a chance to enter weekly raffle prize drawings of $25, $50, and $100.

Please enter our webpage below to begin taking the survey.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The survey has passed the review of the Institutional Review Board at Wellesley College (of which the Wellesley Centers for Women is part).