interACT Youth is a group run by and for intersex youth.

Members work together to raise intersex awareness
while developing leadership and advocacy skills. Members live all over the United States, and beyond! We hold monthly online meetings and connect daily on social media. We held the first ever intersex youth
retreat in 2014, and we’re planning more for the future.

What We Do

interACT-youth-Axel-SRH-Danius-Puras-Kimberly-ZieselmaninterACT is connected to a wide network of intersex people, advocates, and professional allies. Joining interACT gives members access to incredible resources. Our Youth Coordinator works with each member to help them reach their individual goals as intersex leaders.
interACT-youth-ali-crivelli-spotlight-1000x569Members speak out and share information about what it’s like to be intersex through blog posts, social media, videos, written materials and even television! Some of our tumblr blog posts have been shared over 15,000 times!
BROCHURE-wish-friends-1000-624interACT’s “What We Wish Our…” brochure series has been distributed all over the world!
“What We Wish Our Doctors Knew” is a favorite among medical students, and parents have found
“What We Wish Our Parents Knew” to be a huge help in understanding their own intersex children.
“What We Wish Our Friends Knew” is the latest addition aimed at peers and schools.

interACT-youth-discussioninterACT members are skilled at speaking to a variety of audiences including, but not limited to: Medical Students, LGBT Groups, High Schools and Colleges, Women and Gender Studies Groups, Religious Institutions and Continuing Medical Education Seminars.

Read the interACT Youth Program Brochure

Meet some of our interACT Youth Members

Emily Q.

Emily is our coordinator and is also pursuing her masters in Community Leadership. She has CAIS and likes giraffes, mermaids and hiking!

Emily Q.

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Robyn

Robyn is 21 and was diagnosed with PAIS when they were 19, they go to the University of Houston, love doing yoga, cooking, and loves animals!

Robyn

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Ali C.

Ali is from New Jersey and studied Chinese language/literature and Theatre in college. She is currently an educator in San Francisco, and she loves dancing, running, and art­making!

Ali C.

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Amanda S.

Amanda was diagnosed with PAIS when they were 13. They are currently in school, pursuing a degree in philosophy, and is a big fan coffee, sweaters, and dogs.

Amanda S.

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See the entire interACT Youth Directory

Shaping Narratives About Intersex

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A few interACT members have seen their own life stories on the television screen. interACT has been working closely with the cast and crew of MTV’s teen comedy Faking Itto develop an authentic intersex storyline for Television’s first main intersex character “Lauren”!! Inter/Act members have reviewed scripts as well as met with writers, actors and MTV staff members to help viewers understand a little more about what it’s like to be intersex.

the latest from the Youth…

A Conversation with David Strachan, Intersex and Non-binary Pioneer

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

A Conversation with David Strachan, Intersex and Non-binary Pioneer by Hann Lindahl, interACT Member  

What Hanne Gaby Odeile Means For Intersex People – Like Me

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

In addition to being an Intersex activist and political campaigns consultant, Susannah Temko who lives in London is

I Discovered I’m Intersex from the Buzzfeed Video

October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Photo: From The Intersex Buzzfeed Video By: Irene My doctors never talked to