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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 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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August 04, 2016, teampoint

National Leadership Conference (NLC) 2016

Having grown up in a low-income household, I never had the opportunity to travel very far. In fact,...

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January 26, 2016, teampoint

Tips for Transitioning to Fieldwork: Preparing for Your First Expedition as an FTM Grad Student

by Point Scholar Shayle Matsuda Last year, 2015, was a big year. I defended my biology masters’...

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November 18, 2015, teampoint

Exploring the Struggles within the LGBTQ Community

Photo: Ashley Burnside (L) with Point Scholar Kayla Wingert (R) at the Out for Work conference.   I...

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March 23, 2015, teampoint

The Trans Buddy Program Is Transforming Healthcare

We waited in the thick summer air, just outside the emergency room entrance. The parking garage was...

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January 27, 2015, teampoint

Scholars Speak: Leelah Alcorn and Transphobia

In the wake of the death of Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old girl, I think we can all agree that no...

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November 20, 2013, teampoint

Point Scholars Educating Medical Students on Transgender Healthcare Issues

Point Scholars are required to complete an annual Community Service Project (CSP) that will...

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May 13, 2013, teampoint

Scholar Jake Rostovsky Starts Transgender Nonprofit

Ever since I transitioned, I knew that I wanted to dedicate my life to helping the transgender...

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January 30, 2013, teampoint

Scholar Nicole Robert Seeks Applicants for Digital Storytelling Project

For my Community Service Project (CSP), I am creating a digital storytelling project working in...

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