We all make mistakes!

Navigating Pronouns in the Workplace

A guide to handling instances of misgendering with grace

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Catch yourself? Correct yourself.

A quick correction validates that this was clearly a verbal misstep, and not some deeper level of invalidating the person's identity.

When should I step in if someone else makes a mistake? Always.

Make it a habit. Be quick. The faster you get at correcting, the less you'll struggle with the internal complexities of "should I, or shouldn't I?" The answer is always yes, so there's no need for doubt!

Did someone correct you? Just say "Thanks."

Do not apologize. An apology puts the onus on the misgendered person to make the speaker feel better rather than centering the response on the feelings of the person impacted.