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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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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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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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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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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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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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February 26, 2019, teampoint

Celebrating Black History in Fashion

Hey everybody! First off, Happy Black History Month! My name is Vanessa (she/her), Point’s resident...

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December 14, 2018, teampoint

“You Do Not Belong Here,” or an Alabama Girl Talks Higher Education

My Mema (pronounced with an invisible w at the end) would have been 95 on January 13th. She was...

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October 29, 2018, teampoint

Queer Fashion: More Than Just Clothes

  What is fashion? What are clothes? Are they something you wear just because you have to? You...

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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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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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