Webinar: YOUth&I, stories by intersex youth

A free webinar on Intersex Day of Solidarity, recorded live on the evening of Monday 8 November.

YOUth&I is an intersex youth publication with contributions from around the world. Through poetry, essays, drawings and photos, YOUth&I shares the stories and experiences of young intersex people and their relationships with themselves and the people around them. Founder and editor-in-chief Steph Lum, stakeholder manager Georgia Andrews and graphic designer Gabrielle Niemeyer will discuss the publication, how it has grown and the process of involving intersex people in all stages of development. We will also share some entries from Issue 1 which can be accessed for free at: https://youthandi.org/

On this important date, we will hear from three youth advocates about their work in producing YOUth&I, with a second issue also in the works.

Steph Lum is an intersex advocate, poet and legal researcher based in Australia. Steph founded YOUth&I in 2019 as a way to create a platform for young intersex creatives to share their work. Steph is also a signatory to the Darlington statement, an Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand intersex community consensus statement, and is a former co-Chair of Intersex Human Rights Australia and former member of the LGBTIQ Ministerial Advisory Council in the ACT.

Georgia Andrews is an independent intersex human rights advocate living in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She has held intersex advisory positions across NGO and public sectors and is driven to advocate for enhanced psychosocial outcomes for intersex communities. Today, Georgia is the Stakeholder Manager for YOUth&I, co-facilitates international Swyer Syndrome peer support networks for individuals and families, and is employed in the digital community development space for a Melbourne-based social enterprise.

Gabrielle Niemeyer is an Intersex visual artist, graphic designer and curator based in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. Discovering her condition in her final year of high school, Gabrielle leant into her art to find understanding of the complex emotions and loneliness brought up by her diagnosis. Now, she uses her art to communicate her intersex identity and bring awareness to those who view her work, whether it be in the gallery, marketplace or online platform. Gabrielle recently completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Japanese Language and Culture. She plans to continue her art career and studies whilst raising her first child, born with the help of IVF.

This free webinar was held via Zoom on Monday 8 November 2021 at the following times:
8-9pm (Aotearoa NZ)
6-7pm (ACT/NSW/Tas/Vic)
5-6pm (QLD)
5.30-6.30pm (SA)
4-5pm (NT)
3-4pm (WA)

Register for a free ticket on Humanitix

Please note that this event will be recorded and published online afterwards. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered attendees on the morning of the event.