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Point Alum Ashley Burnside was born with cerebral palsy, the most common childhood motor disability, and spent much of her childhood learning how to adapt. As a teenager, her experiences as both a...

March 16, 2020, teampoint

Queer Legal Activism in New Haven

On October 7th, the country eagerly awaited oral argument in the Supreme Court case Harris Funeral...

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February 04, 2020, teampoint

Trans stories written by trans kids

Photo by Foluke Oshin/Libraries Taskforce I spent a couple of hours in between classes browsing...

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January 30, 2020, teampoint

Returning to College Post-Transition

Image by Fredrik Andersson It had been 3 years since I had returned to Ohio University to finish my...

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January 21, 2020, teampoint

Finding My Voice With Point

  Throughout my childhood, I lived my life with a closed mouth. I was every parent’s dream. It only...

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January 06, 2020, teampoint

Updating UCLA's all-gender restroom map

Photo credit: Daily Bruin Many trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people often have to...

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October 28, 2019, teampoint

Placing LGBTQ Health Disparities Under a Microscope

  Throughout my life, I have always tried to follow my curiosity. I was a Freshman in high school...

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September 24, 2019, teampoint

Finding Purpose in Activism with Inclusion NextWork

Photo courtesy of Inclusion NextWork   In January 2004 my grandparents took me to Havana, Cuba to...

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September 18, 2019, teampoint

Teaching the teachers: Learning how to care for queer+ undergrads

Teaching: Avoiding Bias. Your Classroom: Optional Equity Training. Diversity Matters. And those are...

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May 17, 2019, teampoint

Navigating Safe Spaces After Graduation

  The University of Southern California, my very-soon-to-be alma matter, is surrounded by four...

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March 29, 2019, teampoint

March 31: Trans Day of Visibility

  International Transgender Day of Visibility is important for so many reasons. Imagine living in a...

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March 13, 2019, teampoint

Putting students in control of their learning

  Photo: Point Scholar Maddie Pavek as a History Day participant in 2016   Throughout middle and...

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March 06, 2019, teampoint

Working to get accessible HIV testing on campus

  Being a Point Scholar means that I have the opportunity to create a Community Service Project...

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