Pronoun power

6/28/19 - How a functional piece of grammar says so much about the fight for gender equality and better representation for non binary and trans people. We learn about pronoun best practices and how progressive linguists are fighting for better words and more creative expression. If you’ve been wondering… is “they” a good stand-in when you don’t know someone’s gender or pronouns? How do I ask for people’s pronouns? If someone uses she/her does that mean she identifies as a woman? But isn’t “they” a grammatically incorrect singular? We get into all these questions and more.


Our theme song is Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn. 

Logos by Kenesha Sneed.

Original music composed and performed by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.


GLSEN’s guide to pronouns for students and teachers has helpful guidance for everyone

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