Pronouns

Dr. D-L Stewart and Shani Barrax Moore discuss pronouns at the 2018 UNT Equity and Diversity Conference

When introducing yourself, do you include your pronouns? Pronouns are words like she, him, and they which are used in place of a person’s name when speaking about them. By introducing yourself with your pronouns, you show that you don’t assume the pronouns of the people around you, which may different than you think. That’s what the importance of an awareness of pronouns is all about – we can’t know someone’s pronouns for sure unless we ask, and declaring our own during introductions is a great way to start the conversation.We don't present any of these as perfect resources beyond critique, but as resources that you might find useful in your context that perhaps you can borrow from or build from. Learn more about pronouns at mypronouns.org.

Adding Your Pronouns to UNT Information

New! You can now add your pronouns in Canvas! The CLEAR Faculty Helpdesk created instructions on their FAQ page under the "General" section.

Here are PowerPoint guides to add your pronouns to your:

email signature

nametag

business card

Videos

How to ask about pronouns. 

What are pronouns?

How to share your pronouns.

Pronoun Practice App

This great practice app allows you to learn more about pronouns and practice in a safe environment. 

Misgendering

Misgendering is when someone calls someone by the wrong pronoun or gendered term.