Pronouns Digital
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People are now able to express their personal gender pronouns on social media, making it easier for people to address them correctly.


Global (23 September 2021) – As the world becomes more inclusive, our language needs to change along with it and become more inclusive too. Personal gender pronouns are a good place to start to make a more inclusive society.

Allowing someone to embrace their own identity is one of the most empowering things you can do for a person. Just letting them be who they need to be.

In a continued effort for users to have more control over their identity, Instagram is making it easier for people to publicly display their pronouns on their profile via a new field. Instagram has always been a place where users can express and be themselves – and with this latest feature, IG is excited to normalise pronoun usage while promoting a more thoughtful community.

The following pronouns are available:

Subject Object Possessive
he him his
she her hers
they them theirs
ze zir zir
zie hir hir
per per pers
xe xem xyr
fae faer faer
ve ver vis
vi vir vis
e/ey em eir

If this is all new to you and you are wanting to learn more about personal gender pronouns, the University of Wisconsin has a great resource on the topic. You can read it here.

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