singular ‘they’: voted word of the year in 2015 by the American Dialect Society, used by English speakers everywhere– even by Shakespeare– and yet today some people insist on claiming that using ‘they’ in the singular is “ungrammatical,” “trendy” or “uneducated.”
pull up a chair and have a seat, because if you’re one of those people, this video was made for you. but hold up, there’s no way i’d put so much time and effort into a video just for your pathetic ass.
more than anything, this video is dedicated to everyone out there fighting to have their pronouns remembered, used and respected. as hard as it is, don’t give up or feel guilty for asking people to use your pronouns.
your comfort is important. your identity is valid. your request to be referred to with specific pronouns is 100% justified and worth fighting for.
next time someone dismisses your pronouns, show that person this and then watch it yourself. hopefully this can be more than just a PSA, it can also be a confidence booster to help you feel valid in your fight for your pronouns.
quite honestly, this is just as much for myself as it is anyone else.