What we do!
Social Justice Research and Activism
All My Children Project conducts social justice research that focuses on the dynamic interplay between African American LGBTQQ persons, their families, and the communities where they live. We are interested in the combined effects of race, gender, and sexuality on African American’s experiences, particularly resilient responses to discrimination. We apply quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods to understand family and community influences on African American LGBTQQ health and well being.
All My Children Project recognizes that many LGBTQQ persons face distinct challenges to developing positive same-sex and non-conforming gender identities, including discrimination within their racial communities, discrimination within the gay community, limited social support, few and limited access to same-sex resources, as well as a lack of healthy role models.
Who we are!
Researchers, Academics, Activist
Shannon J. Miller, Ph.D.
AMCP Co-Founder, Assistant Professor, Gender and Women's Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Dr. Shannon J. Miller is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MNSU). She earned both her Masters and Doctorate in Child and Family Development from The University of Georgia. For over seven years, she has been involved in Black family research projects allowing her to gain experiences with project conceptualization, implementation, data collection and analysis, and publication of results. Her current research focuses on the combined effects of race, gender, and sexuality on Black same-sex-attracted and gender-nonconforming women's experiences, particularly resilient responses to discrimination. In addition to serving as All My Children Project co-director, Dr. Miller is the president-elect of the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA), a feminist organization committed to activism and scholarship that works towards eliminating oppression and discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and expression, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background, physical ability, and class. She also serves as faculty advisor for the Gender and Women’s Studies and Triota student organizations at MNSU.
Monique G. Carry, Ph.D.
AMCP Co-Founder, Behavioral Scientist, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, GA
Monique G. Carry is a Behavioral Scientist within the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the CDC in Atlanta, GA. Monique earned her Masters and Doctorate in Sociology from Emory University. Her research has focused on understanding ways in which race, class, gender, and sexuality both promote and hinder health service provision, access, and promotion of health behaviors. Using a resilience framework, her dissertation examined how issues of discrimination, social support, sexual identity acceptance, and disclosure affect the well-being of African American and Latina same-sex attracted women. In addition to serving as AMC co-executive director, she has taught courses in Gender and Sexuality, Medical Sociology, and Sociology of the Family at Emory University. She is a member of Emory’s Studies in Sexualities, Race and Difference Initiative, which uses academic scholarship and activism to transcend the divisions of understanding between race and other forms of stigmatizing difference. She is also a proud alum of the National Sexuality Research Center Summer Institute at San Francisco State University.