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A pronoun is a word that people often use to refer to other people or objects instead of their names; on the indieweb you can express which pronouns should be used to refer to you. English examples include she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs.


Why put your pronouns in your profile? Some reasons summarized from this Twitter thread:

  • normalize the idea of declaring pronouns
  • challenge the assumption that everyone is the gender they present as
  • challenge the idea that everyone is cis until proven otherwise
  • remove ambiguity - people will know what to call you by

IndieWeb Examples

IndieWeb (Friendly) Examples

Silo Examples


Why not preferred pronoun

The reason we don't use "preferred gender pronoun" is because that can imply that the pronoun isn't their true pronoun.

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