Why do we ask for your pronouns? – Lord Somers Camp and Power House

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Why do we ask for your pronouns?

You might have noticed our registration forms now ask for your ‘Pronoun’!

So what are pronouns in this context? Pronouns are words we can use when referring to people without using their names, common examples include he/she/them/him/her/they. Having this in our registration form means that we can respect a person and affirm their identity by using their correct pronoun when referring to them. Using a person’s preferred pronoun correctly is an easy way to show someone that they belong, we care for them, and that we accept them for who they are.

When you’re doing the Somers’ handshake/high five, feel free to include your preferred pronoun!

Examples:

Hello, my name is Richard and my preferred pronouns are he/him.

Hi, I’m Alex and I use the pronouns she/them.

Hello, my name is Sam and my pronouns are they/them.

You can also read more on these links:

https://www.pridetraining.org.au/pages/pronoun-page

https://www.minus18.org.au/articles/what-are-pronouns-and-why-are-they-important

Written by Risyad Abmar
Member of the LSC&PH Inclusion Committee

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