Steph Lum is an intersex advocate, lawyer and poet from Ngunnawal country in Canberra, Australia. Steph is passionate about the importance of sharing intersex stories and founded YOUth&I to create a space for intersex people to share writings and artwork. Steph has experience working in human rights and on legal and policy reform on intersex issues in Australia, including working at the Australian Human Rights Commission and Intersex Human Rights Australia, and is a signatory to the Darlington Statement. Steph supports collaborative advocacy and research and is excited to be part of the INIA network to help support best outcomes for intersex people.

Steph commenced their Marie SkłodowskaCurie fellowship at Dublin City University in Ireland in October 2020.

Outreach Activities

22 April 2021: INIA panel at DCU online conference, Intersex 2021: A vision for the future

On April 22nd during the online conference hosted by Dublin City University, the INIA project was introduced to conference participants. The panel was composed of the coordinator, Prof. Surya Monro, Principal Investigator, Amets Suess Schwend, and ESRs Yessica Mestre, Daria Abrosimova, Adeline Berry, Axel Keating and Steph Lum. The conference booklet can be consulted here. A link to the conference can be found here.

January 2021: INIA appears in GCN Magazine

Along with other INIA ESRs and PIs, Steph contributed to an article in GCN Magazine, issue 366 entitled “Seen and Heard.” The article can be viewed here: