In September , then-twenty-three-year-old photographer Laura Aguilar wrote a letter to her teacher and mentor Suda House. And went you learn how to feel is that really how you feel or is it what you learn? Went your not sure about your feelings or how you feel about people and things. How do you know what you feel and what you think you feel is how you feel? In these and other documents, Aguilar expresses her anguish over her perceived inability to understand herself and other people, and over whether others could understand her.
Hispanic Lesbians and Bisexual Women at Heightened Risk or Health Disparities
Laura Aguilar Was a Proud Latina Lesbian, and She Flaunted It
Previous research indicates a negative association between disclosure and depression. However, these findings are based on research with White lesbians. To address this gap, we examined the relationship between disclosure and depression among African American Disclosure levels varied: The mean level for disclosure to nonfamily individuals was 6.
Kim originated the study, conducted data analyses, synthesized the conceptualization and analyses, and wrote the initial draft of the article. Fredriksen-Goldsen assisted with conceptualizing the study, interpreting the results of data analyses, and writing the article. We investigated whether elevated risks of health disparities exist in Hispanic lesbians and bisexual women aged 18 years and older compared with non-Hispanic White lesbians and bisexual women and Hispanic heterosexual women. We analyzed population-based data from the Washington State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System — using adjusted logistic regressions.