For many, it offers an intricate network that supports safe explorations of identity and a sense of self. Queer and gender diverse youth in Australia are using Tumblr more than their straight and cisgender peers. I felt very alone for a long time, but found other Pan people to talk to. While care must be taken when associating mental health with queer identity, these matters often intersect. To do so, we surveyed over 1, people aged who identified in these ways. In , we organised a research project called Scrolling Beyond Binaries to explore the ways young people of diverse genders and sexualities use social media. Above all, Tumblr characterises itself as a space of creative freedom.
Lola. Age: 24.
But for more than million users worldwide it is a visual medium for self-expression where anything from politics to fan groups goes.
Mary. Age: 20.
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Although Tumblr is often used daily, it also seems to have a limited lifespan — which is unsurprising, given the intensity of interaction and content that many users report. Others have used Tumblr to foster mental health support, such as Mea Pearson , who took to the platform to chronicle her experience with borderline personality disorder. In , we organised a research project called Scrolling Beyond Binaries to explore the ways young people of diverse genders and sexualities use social media.