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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, 2021, Hope Harris

5 Fall Must-Reads For LGBTQ Students

Looking for your next great read? Add these recommendations from this year's class of Point...

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January 21, 2021, Andrae Vigil-Romero

Meet Point Scholar Vanessa Warri

What college/university are you attending and what made you choose it? UCLA. I attended UCLA as an...

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January 21, 2021, Andrae Vigil-Romero

Meet Point Scholar Maddie Klementyn

What college/university are you attending and what made you choose it? Portland State University -...

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February 04, 2020, teampoint

Trans stories written by trans kids

Photo by Foluke Oshin/Libraries Taskforce I spent a couple of hours in between classes browsing...

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January 30, 2020, teampoint

Returning to College Post-Transition

Image by Fredrik Andersson It had been 3 years since I had returned to Ohio University to finish my...

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January 06, 2020, teampoint

Updating UCLA's all-gender restroom map

Photo credit: Daily Bruin Many trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people often have to...

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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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January 01, 2019, teampoint

Significant Impact

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

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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 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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