"Your handwriting. The way you walk. Which china pattern you choose. It’s all giving you away. Everything you do shows your hand. Everything is a self-portrait. Everything is a diary."
I have a new resolution.
When I introduce myself, I’m going to say my preferred pronouns.
“I’m Chelsee. I use she/her pronouns.” (prefer?)
Maybe I can find a really awesome way to say it. I’ll think on it and let you know.
Perhaps at this point you’re asking yourself why I have made this resolution. Well, here’s the thing- I may use the pronouns which typically correspond to my assigned gender (with which I identify), but not everybody does. My experience of the general public (of which I am definitely a part) is that we either assume people identify with their assigned gender, or that their preferred pronouns/gender identity corresponds to their appearance in some way– which is a limiting and marginalizing assumption.