advice for teachers, preferred pronouns, gender identity, preferred names, allies, trans activism
Tara: Is there something you'd like to say to new teachers or teachers in the system about what they might think about when they're working with students who are transitioning?
Nim: I think definitely be mindful of the name and pronoun piece especially with attendance, that created so much anxiety for me because there was attendance every day. I was like the wrong name is going to be called out and I'm going to have to say " Here". And that kind of like if I was in a class of new people that's broadcasting the wrong version of who I am to these new people. So I think definitely being aware of you know like if a student comes up to you after class and like "Hey I use this name", like definitely one of my teachers [unclear] just wrote it down like right next to my name on the attendance sheet. So every time she knew which name to call which was right. So definitely yeah. Keeping in mind just that like name and pronouns are huge way of how kids are broadcasting themselves to others students and that teachers have a huge role in that.