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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...

April 01, 2022, teampoint

Navigating Your New Queer Independence

  As an LGBTQ+ high schooler, it was incredibly difficult to imagine a life beyond those four...

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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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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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October 24, 2018, teampoint

Rewriting the Story for LGBTQ Students Heading to College

Photo: Seth Owen Everyone loves a story with a happy ending. One of the most heart-warming stories...

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September 20, 2018, teampoint

Working to include LGBTQ students in health education

  Reminiscing on my high school and middle school career, I recognize how fortunate I was to have...

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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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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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April 16, 2018, teampoint

My Internship Fills Me With Queer Joy

  About three months ago, I started working as the Library Intern at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT...

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March 22, 2018, teampoint

Dear Younger Self

When you’re five, you’re going to dress like a boy - and it’s totally going to be fine. No one is...

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March 13, 2018, teampoint

In Lieu of Flowers: A Tribute to Dr. Kathleen Erndl, Queer Mentorship, and the Importance of Representation

Photo by Anton Mislawsky Whether it’s athletes in the Olympics or characters in books, it is highly...

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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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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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