Cindy Stone earned her bachelor’s and masters degrees in Education from Indiana University. She has worked at her alma mater as an administrator and instructor for the past 26 years. Cindy was born looking like other baby girls, and her intersex syndrome was not fully diagnosed until she was an adult in her 30’s. She has the complete form of Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome passed on genetically from her mother. Had she not become inquisitive on her own at age 34 about her medical needs, she might have developed gonadal cancer. She was unaware that her doctors lied to her as a teenager withholding critical information about her syndrome.
She has served as a board member, webmaster and annual meeting chair with the American support group for her syndrome. She regularly speaks to college students on her campus and travels to other campuses around the Midwest. She has served as a guest speaker at conferences and workshops for social workers, counselors, educators and others educating them about intersex matters and to end unnecessary cosmetic genital surgeries on infants and children unable to speak for themselves.
She can be reached at: ais AT indiana DOT edu