Someone wrote…

My instructor messed up my pronouns in class the other day(I’m trans), but as they spoke they corrected and moved on. No big deal was made, it didn’t feel awkward, and I thought little of it afterward. But then I received this email the morning after:

“Hi [my name],

I just wanted to let you know that I realize I made a mistake in class yesterday.

I did apologize, correct myself and move on in the lecture but I wanted you to know that I really did feel badly about it.

I hope you can accept my apology. I will try harder in the future to make sure I don’t make the same mistake again.

Thank you, [my instructor’s name]”

There are no words to describe the happiness that I felt while reading that email. I feel truly lucky to have instructors and classmates that respect who I am.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on November 12th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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