Dr. Shelby Astle (she/her)

Dr. Shelby Astle recently graduated from Kansas State University with a PhD in Applied Family Science. Throughout her graduate school career, her research has focused on how caregivers socialize their children around sexual topics, especially how they contribute to (or hinder) their children’s development of sexual well-being.

Her research is guided by critical lenses such as intersectional feminism and queer theory and centers on providing tangible recommendations for caregivers and parent educators.

We’re in this together.

InterConnect is committed to building a community for all intersex people, their families, and allies. A space where you are heard, valued, and embraced regardless of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, socio-economic background, ability, experience, or perspective. A community where you can bring your whole self. We’re in this together, join us.

Our Mission:

InterConnect is a compassionate and affirming community of intersex individuals, family members and allies, working together to promote a better quality of life through connection, support, education and awareness.

Our Vision:

A world in which intersex individuals are celebrated as a natural variation of human biology, and all intersex people feel safe, seen and supported.

Our Values:

We value the journey of intersex people, their families and allies, who support our right to self-determination, dignity, and purpose.


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