I just sent off an email to my teacher reminding her about my pronouns and I thought it sounded professional enough, so I thought I’d leave it here for anyone who has trouble with that sort of thing. Make sure to replace my pronouns and terms (written here in caps so you can find them easily) with your own. I am gender fluid, so if your gender is static, be sure to edit this to reflect that.
(It’s a good idea in general to include your name, class, and the day your class meets as the subject line in any email to your teachers. Your professors have a LOT of students.)
Subject: NIKKI’s Pronouns (SOC-121-4137, T/TH CLASS)
On THURSDAY I noticed you used “SHE/HER” pronouns to refer to me several times, so I just wanted to remind you that my pronouns are “THEY/THEM/THEIR/THEIRS/THEIRSELF.” This is the case even when I am presenting FEMININELY. Due to my situation at home, I do not have access to a CHEST BINDER and cannot always present as the gender I am at any given time, so it is important not to assume my gender based on the way I am dressed. Having people use THEY/THEM pronouns helps to relieve some of my social dysphoria when my physical dysphoria cannot be avoided.
If you would like some examples of how to use these pronouns for a single person, there is a wonderful site at http://www.pronouns.failedslacker.com that allows you to type in a name, pronouns, and gender (boy/girl/person/etc; I prefer the term “PERSON”) and then read excerpts of stories using those pronouns. My pronouns are conjugated in the PLURAL, like you normally would with THEY/THEM pronouns.
I’m a little upset, I got confused when everyone left and thought the NCAS meeting was over and so I promised Emily I’d cover her shift so she could go to the fair? And I just found out that no, I’m just an idiot and there’s still another tour from 2 - 4:30. But I already promised so I can’t go.
at 1 AM
you tell me you are lonely
(I wonder why that is)"
— a two-month-old poem I found
FUCK HALLOWEEN IS COMING UP AND I DONT HAVE ANY FINISHED COSPLAYS