Word of the Year: They

Time to update your poetry!

Have you heard that the word of the year is "they," and that the dictionary is now recognizing it as a singular pronoun? This is such exciting news, especially to someone very close to me. If you haven't already, be sure to use your pronouns on your signature and nametags so it becomes normalized. When only trans and non-binary people do it, it makes them stick out and singles them out, so it's one small thing we can all do to make it an everyday thing.

Now that "they" is a singular pronoun like "he" or "she," we can start using it in poems if you're not already doing so! Think of what an inclusive world this will open when we start to do this. It gives me goosebumps. I'd love to hear it in songs, too. 

How about you? Are you already using "they" in your writing? Share a few examples with us in the chat!

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