Pronouns — words like she, him, and they — are used in place of a person’s name when speaking about them. By introducing yourself with your pronouns, you show that you don’t assume the pronouns of the people around you, which may be different than you think. That’s what the importance of an awareness of pronouns is all about. We can’t know someone’s pronouns for sure unless we ask, and declaring our own during introductions is a great way to start the conversation. We don't present any of the resources below as perfect or beyond critique, but hope that you might find them to be useful tools. Learn more about pronouns at

The Importance of Pronouns

Dr. D-L Stewart and Shani Barrax Moore discuss pronouns at the 2018 UNT Equity & Diversity Conference.


What are Pronouns and Why Do Pronouns Matter?


How to ask about pronouns. 

What are pronouns?

How to share your pronouns.

Pronoun Practice App

This great practice app allows you to learn more about pronouns and practice in a safe environment. 


Misgendering is when someone calls someone by the wrong pronoun or gendered term.