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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...

June 01, 2021, Hope Harris

Sharing Wisdom Across Transgender Generations

Point Foundation helps our scholars develop the leadership skills they need to become leaders in...

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January 21, 2021, Andrae Vigil-Romero

Meet Point Scholar Diego Antonio Quintana Licona

What college/university are you attending and what made you choose it? New York University (NYU);...

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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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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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January 01, 2019, teampoint

Significant Impact

Mission: Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and...

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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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August 24, 2017, teampoint

Find Your "Possibility Model"

  At my very first Point Foundation conference in 2014, I had the opportunity to hear Janet Mock...

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March 30, 2017, teampoint

An Engineer’s Place in Activism

  It seems that over the last few months, there has been a push for social activism that I have not...

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March 10, 2017, teampoint

Hidden Figures, the Right to Public Space, and Histories of Resistance

  There are many reasons why I love the movie “Hidden Figures,” a film about the brave and...

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February 06, 2017, teampoint

In Between the Lines: The Internet, Identity & Influence

Photo taken by Point Scholar Shayle Matsuda at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biologya   I’ve “come...

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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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