These Name Tags Will Make You Reconsider Gender Pronouns

A California artist’s stickers and buttons announce people’s pronoun preferences.

Dropping a “she,” “he,” “her” or “him” doesn’t typically get a second thought in everyday conversation, but it’s time to reconsider the pronoun. As awareness of non-binary gender identities and transgender people becomes more prevalent in mainstream culture, so too must the regard for the preferred gender pronouns (PGPs) of the people who identify as such.

A California artist is trying to bring awareness to this issue with an array of “Hello Pronoun” stickers and buttons. With six different pronoun varieties to choose from - “Thy/Them/Theirs, He/Him/His, She/Her/Hers, Ze/Hir/Hirs, Xe/Xem/Xyrs, and fill-in-the-blank, wearers can tell the world how they identify. Gone are the days of assuming someone else’s gender identity upon meeting them, it’s time to welcome a new era of mindfulness.

“Whether being used when meeting new people or as a gentle reminder to old friends, this sticker uses a familiar format to communicate the information quickly and easily,” explains the Non-Newtonian Gender Fluid website.