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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 10, 2018, teampoint

Upstander: The app helping teachers make a difference

  Happy Back to School season, everyone! I’m going into 19th grade this year, but each September, I...

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August 21, 2018, teampoint

Daily activism: The micro-activism response to micro-aggressions

Every other year, the Point community comes together for the National Leadership Conference (NLC)....

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July 16, 2018, teampoint

Increasing Representation for Queer Scientists

  Growing up in the Midwest as a half-Japanese, closeted tomboy, I definitely didn’t see myself in...

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May 31, 2018, teampoint

We Need Better Protection For the Trans Community in Prisons

This post contains mentions of sexual assault.   When I was a young child I lived for hours and...

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May 20, 2018, teampoint

Three Lessons from a Point Alumni

  I met writer and Point alumni Ellen Adams in the last few hours of the Point Arts and Humanities...

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May 16, 2018, teampoint

Bringing My LGBTQ Activism to London

  This September I embarked on a journey to study abroad in London, England for a full year....

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May 14, 2018, teampoint

Day of #ScholarlyAction

  What is a #ScholarlyAction? Just like the hard work done by Point Foundation’s scholarship...

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April 23, 2018, teampoint

We have the right to marry, but not the right to be parents

  While Obergefell v. Hodges prevented States from banning same-sex marriage, it did not stop...

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April 16, 2018, teampoint

My Internship Fills Me With Queer Joy

  About three months ago, I started working as the Library Intern at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT...

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April 04, 2018, teampoint

Creating Community Through Theatre

  There is a surprising amount of theatre going on in rural Grinnell, Iowa. There’s the Theatre &...

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March 28, 2018, teampoint

Thinking about activism from an international perspective

  As an International student coming from mainland China, the experiences of being a Point Scholar,...

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February 27, 2018, teampoint

Diversity in the Legal Profession: There is Hope

  The lack of diversity in the legal profession, particularly in the nation’s largest law firms,...

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