They/them Pronouns Infographic

Brief explainer of they/them pronouns and non-binary identity

Graphic design is not my passion, but inclusive language is!

I wanted to design a way to introduce my students to the concept of non-binary and "they" as a singular pronoun, since they really only ever teach it as a plural pronoun in Japan. This small poster would be perfect for an LGBTQ English board for Pride month. I would not consider this a replacement for actually teaching them about it in class.

I found it a little difficult to explain it in easy English, but I think it turned out alright. So please feel free to use it or redesign it as you please :)

Submitted by beccawakannai December 9, 2022 Estimated time: 0
  1. sophie December 20, 2022

    thanks for making this, Bec. I'm definitely going to put this on my June English board. <3

  2. letstry June 22, 2023

    Nice work! It's good so that the students can use their imagination and make believe.

  3. Ejemy August 30, 2023

    As a new budding ideology, I don't think gender-fluid language is really appropriate to make an entire lesson around. This is something the HRT should be teaching. Maybe you could make this a short "Some people use this kind of language" side note in your lesson but...

  4. beccawakannai September 20, 2023

    @Ejemy this is not intended to be a lesson as this is only a single page's worth of information. As I said in the post, it is just a small poster for an English board.

  5. oliverrae October 12, 2023

    @Ejemy It's also not new to English - "they" has been used as a singular pronoun since 1375, "you" has only been used as a singular pronoun regularly since the 1700s. We make sentences like "someone dropped their wallet" all the time. It's a valuable tool AND it promotes inclusive language.

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