why you should put your pronouns in your bio—

a carrd made by a nonbinary person

words in this carrd

cis/cisgender: someone who identifies as the gender they were assigned at birth; not trans

trans ally: a cisgender person who supports and lifts up trans people.

pronouns: set of words that refers to a person (ex: he, they, she)

why do people put their pronouns in their bio?

trans people often put their pronouns in their bio to avoid getting misgendered and so that people will know the correct pronouns to use for them!!
it makes a lot of people feel safer on twitter, knowing that people will always be able to easily find my pronouns in my account.

some people also can’t use the pronouns they want outside of social media because of transphobia. being able to proudly put their pronouns in their bio on social media means a lot to them.

cis people often put their pronouns in their bio so that people will know their pronouns, and to be a good trans ally!

why should cis people put their pronouns in their bio?

trans people are often harassed by transphobes for putting their pronouns in their account.
the more people who put their pronouns in their bio, the more normal it becomes. if people think everyone puts their pronouns in their bio, they’ll stop harassing trans people for it.

it makes some trans people feel safer when they see a cis person with their pronouns in their bio, because they know that you support trans people!
also, so people know how to address you!

but it will ruin the aesthetic of my account :(

get over it.

can’t i just put “h/h” for “he/him” or “s/h” for “she/her” ?

please only do this if you’re trans!! a lot of trans people do this because they feel unsafe having their pronouns on their account, but if you’re cis, PLEASE DO NOT because it could stand for anything !!!

do all trans people need to put their pronouns in their bio?

NO!
trans people putting their pronouns in their bio is a lot different than cis people doing it!
there are trans people who can’t put their pronouns in their bio for their own safety, while cis people won’t be unsafe for putting their pronouns in their bio.

this carrd was made by @froghcbi on twitter!!! if you have any questions or complaints, or want me to add anything, feel free to dm me!

thank you for reading this carrd and taking some time to educate yourself <3

other resources

— tweet by @astronautpjm —

— article from medium.com —

— quora answer by elliot steel —

— tweet by @ENBYFELlX —

◇, 🔶, and ◈ are symbols for people who can’t put their pronouns in their bio because they’re not out as trans or they can’t safely put them on their acc! if you see someone with any of those symbols in their bio please don’t try to pressure them into putting their pronouns in !