Today, Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 is International Pronouns Day

Credit to Sharon McCutcheon for this image.


Today, Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 is International Pronouns Day. 

What is it?

International Pronouns Day is an opportunity to educate ourselves and others about the importance of using the pronouns that an individual identifies as reflecting their gender identity. Secondly, it supports the work we do to normalize sharing and using pronouns.

“International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.”  – International Pronouns Day Website 

Why is it important?

I cannot say it better than the IPD website already does: “We think [using someone’s chosen pronouns is] common courtesy and basic to human dignity to do so, like calling someone by their name.”

What Are Pronouns” (video) 

How can I participate?

You can read and share the resources below or, for other suggestions on how you can participate, visit the International Pronouns Day website

In order to normalize sharing pronouns, we need more than one day! While participating today is important, be sure to use the following resources to sustain the work around normalizing pronouns.

Below are some resources:

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