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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...

November 27, 2017, teampoint

Inside IvyQ: Attending & Reflecting

  This year has been an incredible year filled with new experiences. First of all, this fall, I...

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September 19, 2017, teampoint

What it means to be UndocuTrans

Photo Source: @nysylc Instagram Undocutrans: a person at the intersection of being an undocumented...

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September 05, 2017, teampoint

#ScholarlyAction: Point Alum Ryan Karnoski’s lawsuit against Transgender military ban

Photo: Plaintiffs Point Alumni Ryan Karnoski, Staff Sergeant Cathrine “Katie” Schmid and Drew...

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July 31, 2017, teampoint

For the Trans Community, Military Means Opportunity

HSBC Point Scholar Landon Marchant (credit: Williams College) "Greater love has no one than this:...

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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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April 27, 2017, teampoint

My Experience with Trans Healthcare, From Patient to Doctor

  In 2006 I was sitting in the waiting room of a monthly free trans health clinic in Portland. It...

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March 23, 2017, teampoint

How Bathrooms Enforce the Gender Binary

  Today I read an article discussing the possible criminal legal implications of the flourishing...

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March 20, 2017, teampoint

A Love Letter to Queer Folks in Kentucky (and Other Red States)

  Since moving out two years ago to Pomona, California (A small town just east of Los Angeles) from...

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February 13, 2017, teampoint

Being Transgender In Family Medicine

I am eternally grateful to the Point Foundation as a I write this, with my graduation both from the...

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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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December 07, 2016, teampoint

Affirming Identity Documentation for Michigan's Trans Community

In my home state of Oregon, we vote at home via mail-in ballots. But in Michigan, where I go to...

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October 05, 2016, teampoint

University of Arizona Trans*Studies Conference

  At the beginning of September, the University of Arizona hosted the inaugural Trans*Studies...

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