Remembering InterConnect's Founder
Sherri Groveman Morris
On Monday, October 9, we learned of the passing of InterConnect’s dear founder, Sherri Groveman Morris (1958-2023).
Sherri, an orchid legend, founded InterConnect in 1996 as the AISSG-US (Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group, US Chapter) and was also actively involved with the Intersex Society of North American (ISNA). At that time, InterConnect functioned as a small support group for women with AIS. Over the last 27 years, InterConnect has grown into an organization that supports people with all intersex variations and gender identities, their families, friends, and allies.
Dr. Charmian Quigley, who knew Sherri from InterConnect's founding, wrote this about Sherri:
"Passionate and compassionate, committed, courageous, dedicated, warm, honest, human, humorous, driven, bold, articulate, engaging, our surrogate mother and grandmother, the matriarch of our family tree; the architect of a support movement that has blossomed over 28 years from a handful of isolated, marginalized women to an extended family of hundreds of diverse individuals, members of an irrepressible movement to provide love and support, end decades of isolation, and change treatment paradigms. Sherri’s legacy leaves an indelible mark on the intersex community and will thrive as a testament to her empathy, kindness, humanity and courage."
Sherri recognized the need for support in our community, and she knew that the best support comes from being with one another, maintaining contact and simply knowing that a kind ear is available.
Many people have reached out and asked how we can best memorialize such an important person in our history. With the blessing of Richard Morris, we will be creating the Sherri Groveman Morris Memorial Fund, which will allow InterConnect to continue to offer the life-saving peer support and connection that has benefited so many people.