Pronoun Jars

Someone wrote…

At my school there are a crapload of LGBT+ kids, new ones coming out every now and again. In one class, Art History II, it’s pretty much all nonbinary kids, so there are all these different pronouns, and we trip over them enough to the point where it’s getting irritating for everyone.

So we made a Pronouns Jar. It’s this big cleaned-out jumbo peanut-butter jar, with a Hi-My-Name-Is sticker on the front. Every time you get someone’s pronouns wrong, you put a bit of whatever pocket change you have into the jar. We use the money to buy a piece of whatever “equipment” someone needs to pass (binder, etc) if they’re not in a situation to buy it themselves.

The Pronouns Jar fund even helped me: I’m bigender (queer/girl) but I have a masculine body, so the PJ money went to buying me a beautiful dress that doesn’t require a feminine body in order to look amazing.

I love all of you! May the glory of the God of Pronoun Jars rain down upon you all! :D

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on August 15th, 2015 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 3 comments »

3 Responses to “Pronoun Jars”

  1. radical/rebel

    OK, this is a great story, and it is actually so difficult for me to believe it’s real… so different than anything I could have ever imagined when I was in high school, which wasn’t long ago!

    Thank you for sharing this with us. :-)

    radical kindness, radical community,


  2. Sam

    This amazing! it made my day, so thank you for sharing!


  3. Matthew/Melisa

    I would love for something like that to exist at my school. I’d also like to live in a town that wasn’t religiously based and didn’t have those various phobes practically rule the school.


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