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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...

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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April 30, 2019, teampoint

Confessions of a Recovering Impostor

On the evening of October 13, 2018, I gave a speech in the International Ballroom of the Beverly...

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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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September 20, 2018, teampoint

Working to include LGBTQ students in health education

  Reminiscing on my high school and middle school career, I recognize how fortunate I was to have...

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May 01, 2018, teampoint

The language of my queer difference

Photo by: Nicolas Vigier “Hola tío, que majo eres!” Since arriving in Madrid in January for my...

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August 07, 2017, teampoint

Helping LGBTQ Communities Worldwide

  Habari! Greetings from Kenya! I am currently writing to you from a tent set near the foothills of...

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June 06, 2017, teampoint

Bridging the Gap Between Nursing and Activism

  A radical organizer who I love and respect has a saying that goes something like “you can do...

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April 27, 2017, teampoint

My Experience with Trans Healthcare, From Patient to Doctor

  In 2006 I was sitting in the waiting room of a monthly free trans health clinic in Portland. It...

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March 06, 2017, teampoint

Lack of Queer Sex Ed is More Than Tragedy, It’s State Violence

  For my community service project this year, I chose to compile sexual health resources that were...

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February 13, 2017, teampoint

Being Transgender In Family Medicine

I am eternally grateful to the Point Foundation as a I write this, with my graduation both from the...

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December 30, 2016, teampoint

Tips For a Successful Semester

This fall was my first semester back to school after taking a 6-month mental health break. I was...

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December 14, 2016, teampoint

When “Picking and Choosing Your Battles” Feels Like Surrender

  My medical school’s first year curriculum dedicates a single hour-long small-group discussion to...

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