To start off, I just wanted to start by saying this thread is motivated by my recent experiences being a part of a Master of Public Health program at the Gillings School of Public Health (UNC). I have had professors this semester who have done such an amazing job of starting off semester introduction by asking for gender pronouns. This simple prompt helps to close the gap in accessibility for many trans students in a variety of different fields. Here are some more resources about why pronouns are important, and how to use different gender pronouns!
WHAT ARE PERSONAL PRONOUNS AND WHY DO THEY MATTER?
HOW DO I ASK SOMEONE THEIR PERSONAL PRONOUNS?
WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU GO BY "THEY" PRONOUNS?
WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU GO BY "SHE" PRONOUNS?
WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU GO BY "ZE" PRONOUNS?
WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU GO BY "HE" PRONOUNS?
WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU GO BY A SET OF PRONOUNS I’VE NEVER HEARD OF BEFORE?