Pronouns 101

Remake Pronouns 101

Personal pronouns are used to refer to people, places, or things. Gender pronouns are used to refer to people and can be either gender-specific (e.g., he/him/his or she/her/hers) or neutral/not gender-specific (e.g., singular they/them/theirs).

Pronouns can indicate someone’s gender identity, but sometimes they do not. What’s important is regardless of their gender identity, you need to know how to refer to them. For example, if someone tells you he uses she/her/hers pronouns, they aren’t necessarily giving away their gender identity.

Gender pronouns are not always congruent with expected (binaried) gender identities or someone’s sex, and there’s lots of variation among individuals and their identities and pronoun usage. What’s important is that everyone is respected and their gender pronouns are used correctly.

To practice using pronouns, please visit the following sites: