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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 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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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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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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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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December 08, 2017, teampoint

Mindfulness and the non-binary body

  Recently I began facilitating a mindful meditation practice at the Gender Identity Center (GIC)...

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May 05, 2017, teampoint

LGBTQ Sex Ed Is Crucial - Here's Why

  On Friday mornings, I wake up at 6:45 and pack a bag of condoms, Planned Parenthood info sheets,...

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May 01, 2017, teampoint

The Need for Trans Inclusive Educators

  When most people think of Title IX – the 1972 law that prohibits sex discrimination in public...

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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 27, 2017, teampoint

History of the Word: Transgender

  The many letters of “LGBTQ+” have a complex, often tense relationship: supposedly all under the...

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September 09, 2016, teampoint

Being Trans in the Classroom

  I meant to write this blog post about being trans while teaching. It will be about that, but as I...

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February 03, 2016, teampoint

Weaving A Coming Out Safety Net

by HSBC Point Scholar Angelique Gonzalez When it comes to allyship in the LGBTQ community, I’ve...

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November 06, 2015, teampoint

America's Shameful Lesson and How to Learn from It

Last week, thousands of people watched in horror as School Resource Officer Ben Fields violently...

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