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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...

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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June 10, 2019, teampoint

Finding your LGBTQ+ community at academic conferences

  Six years ago, four friends and I sat at a tall wooden table near the entrance of Darwin’s Pub...

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October 24, 2018, teampoint

Rewriting the Story for LGBTQ Students Heading to College

Photo: Seth Owen Everyone loves a story with a happy ending. One of the most heart-warming stories...

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November 27, 2017, teampoint

Inside IvyQ: Attending & Reflecting

  This year has been an incredible year filled with new experiences. First of all, this fall, I...

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November 20, 2017, teampoint

Inside IvyQ: Organizing & Recharging

  At the time that I’m writing this, it’s been about a week since the 2017 IvyQ Conference wrapped...

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January 13, 2017, teampoint

Reflecting on Progress for LGBTQ & Racially Marginalized Women in STEM

Though many people have their reservations about 2016, for me, I’ve been able to grow both as a...

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October 05, 2016, teampoint

University of Arizona Trans*Studies Conference

  At the beginning of September, the University of Arizona hosted the inaugural Trans*Studies...

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August 11, 2016, teampoint

LEAD & New Directions in LGBTQ Advocacy

A few weeks ago, Point Foundation hosted its Leadership Education & Affinities Development...

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August 04, 2016, teampoint

National Leadership Conference (NLC) 2016

Having grown up in a low-income household, I never had the opportunity to travel very far. In fact,...

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July 14, 2016, teampoint

Point Scholar Valentin Sierra & Mentor Ed Callahan share their thoughts on the Mentoring Program

With our National Leadership Conference only one week away, we decided to share a throwback post...

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November 18, 2015, teampoint

Exploring the Struggles within the LGBTQ Community

Photo: Ashley Burnside (L) with Point Scholar Kayla Wingert (R) at the Out for Work conference.   I...

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October 13, 2015, maryschan

Point Scholar Jamie Represents us at the GLMA Conference

  I would like to write a big thank you to the Point Foundation for making it possible for me to...

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