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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 19, 2018, teampoint

Reproductive health is also LGBTQ health

  I have always been cognizant of the health disparities and difficulty in accessing care that is...

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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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March 16, 2016, teampoint

Playing It Forward: A Sports Role Model

By William J. Levy Point Scholar Atticus DeProspo I am aware that the world of college athletics is...

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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 21, 2015, teampoint

Casey Hoke's New Classroom

I didn’t fully realize just what I was doing; stepping into the glare of the hot California sun on...

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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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March 20, 2015, teampoint

Sex Talks for Those Who Never Got One

 Photo Emmett (L) and his co-presenter Lex, at the Creating Change Conference. “Who feels like...

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