You may have noticed that some of our employees have started sharing their pronouns in email signatures and other communications.

Pronouns are used in everyday speech and writing to take the place of people's names. We frequently use them without thinking about it. Often, when speaking of someone in the third person, these pronouns may imply a gender. But you can't always know what someone's pronouns are by looking at them, listening to them, or seeing their name. Correctly using someone's pronouns is a fundamental way of showing your respect for their gender identity.

Therefore, we've made space in our communications to share this information about ourselves to make it easier for you to speak about us. We would be honored if you wanted to share your pronouns with us. We strive to respect everyone's unique identities and to honor Every You.

Our email signatures may contain a short-hand indication of our pronouns (example: She/Her or They/Them/Theirs). Here's a chart with more information about some common pronouns and the many ways in which they are used.



He studied / I called him / His account / That is his / He trusts himself


She studied / I called her / Her account / That is hers / She trusts herself


They studied / I called them / Their account / That is theirs / They trust themselves


Ze ("zee") studied / I called hir ("heer") / Hir account / That is hirs / Ze trusts hirself

This is not an exhaustive list and individuals may share other options with you. If uncertain how to address someone, it's always acceptable to use their first or full name in place of a pronoun.