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“When I first came out as #transgender , asking my #Jewish community to use my new set of #pronouns (he/him and they/them) was frightening yet liberating. Pronouns are very small words, but they’re such a large part of our identities. That’s why I appreciate moments when everyone is given the chance to introduce themselves and their pronouns. Before #Shabbat services at @ichillel each Friday, students say their name along with their pronouns. Informing others about which pronouns we use allows every single one of us — not only transgender people — to have the power of self-determination. For trans people, being the only person in a room to say their pronouns can sometimes be seen as a marker of transness. But when everyone says their pronouns, we start to build inclusive, welcoming communities. That’s why International #PronounsDay is so important. Teaching others to respect a person’s pronouns will raise awareness in our Jewish #community about respecting everyone’s identity.” — Luis Jaime Valderrama, @ithacacollege @pronounsday .
Today is International Pronouns Day. We are celebrating so that the use of personal pronouns become commonplace in our world. - 5 hours ago