Between February 2022 and July 2022, our research team collected data in multiple cities: Melbourne, New York, and Toronto, to explore how COVID-19 was affecting the risk-taking of 16-21 year-old queer and/or racialized young women and gender-expansive youth.



The 4theRecord Project

4theRecord is a continuing research project that asks racialized and/or LGBTQ+ young women and non-binary folx in NYC, Melbourne, and Toronto how the pandemic has shaped the ways they understand and navigate risk.

Rather than pose the usual questions about how to push back against the conflation of racialized and LGBTQ+ young people and risk, we began with a riskier proposition: risk-taking as a key to fostering learning, growth and confidence.