What Are Your Pronouns?
It’s a simple question with sometimes very complex implications. What are you pronouns? I’m “he, him, his”.
First of all, it’s International Pronouns Day. But also, by asking someone their pronouns, it allows form them to tell you how they identify. It also give you the opportunity to show them respect and caring about who they are.
Many of us in the gender-non-conforming world have fought long and hard for self-determination. Pronoun declaration allows for that to some extent.
Honestly, I need as much practice as I can in using self-declared pronouns. I was schooled for years that “they,” “them,” and “their” are only to be used for plural entities. So there’s that. I’ve been practicing using the singular “they/them/their” when discussing someone who I don’t know well enough to use other pronouns. It sounded awful at first, but I’m learning.
I have also accidentally misgendered people. So practicing using the pronouns declared by someone is good practice.
It also reminds me that I’m still a work-in-progress. That I still have an infinite amount of things about which I can learn. I’m a growing, adaptable individual. Also, I’m receptive to feedback and change. Those are characteristics about which I am proud.
Feel free to comment with how you’d prefer to be addressed.
If the speed with which I finished this pair of socks is any indication, I knit faster on HiyaHiya 9″ circulars.
The 1×1 rib is still a pain, but the plain stockinette goes faster and keeps a uniform gauge. I think I’ll stick with these 9″ needles!
I also added one color row to the Interlocking Crochet Scarf.
I’m loving how bright this scarf is turning out so far. We’ll see how it progresses!