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Hear directly from Point Scholars and Alumni through the blog.

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 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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September 11, 2019, teampoint

Unexpected Community at the #PointCommunityCollege Transfer Symposium

2019 Point Foundation Community College Scholarship Recipients Never having been to Los Angeles...

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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 29, 2019, teampoint

March 31: Trans Day of Visibility

  International Transgender Day of Visibility is important for so many reasons. Imagine living in a...

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March 06, 2019, teampoint

Working to get accessible HIV testing on campus

  Being a Point Scholar means that I have the opportunity to create a Community Service Project...

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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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February 07, 2019, teampoint

Finding Community in Astrology

  I’m a Pisces sun, Aquarius moon, Virgo rising. Have no idea what any of that means? I didn’t...

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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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