What is the Pronoun Zine?
The Pronoun Zine (“zeen”) is a simple, easy-to-read, 8-page, 4¼″ by 6½″ booklet by Stacy Fatemi that provides the reader with all the tools they need to understand and respect people’s pronouns! In it, you’ll find…
1. What pronouns are and why they’re important,
2. A list of 20 different sets of pronouns,
3. How to use and try out new pronouns,
4. Some steps you can take to help, and
5. Wonderful illustrations by Noah Brown!
(Psst—you can preview the entire content of the zine at this link!)
Since its creation in October 2018, the Pronoun Zine has found its way into the hands of hundreds of people to educate them on basic linguistic respect for trans folks. This small and concise guide is popular for relatives of trans people, as well as in schools, businesses, and other organizations.
Photography by Kels Rood.
Who benefits from this zine?
In short, everyone! When cis people (meaning non-trans people) know how to use this basic form of address, it not only puts trans people at ease and gives them the respect they deserve, but also makes the world a more tolerant and inclusive place. Cis folks mystified by how to use pronouns can read over this zine and get it right every time they need to interact with or talk about a trans person in the future, and trans people can give this guide to friends, family, and coworkers to ensure that everyone’s on the same page. It’s a win-win!
How do I get one (or 100)?
The zine is available for purchase in quantities as few as 1 to as many as 100 per order, and are shipped worldwide via USPS! It’s $2.25 per zine, or $2.75 outside the US. You can order by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your needs re: quantity, packaging, and so forth, or you can fill out the form on the contact page. If you’d like to buy a zine directly from a webstore, you can also find them on the nowhiteflag bandcamp!
If you’d like to purchase a printable PDF with printing and assembly instructions for your school, business, or organization, please contact email@example.com for pricing and purchasing—expect to pay about $100 unless you’re a nonprofit or similar group (or a trans person).
"Pronouns: What’s the Big Deal?", also known as The Pronoun Zine, is protected under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
How do people like it?
"This zine has changed lives! I not only used it in my classroom this year, to normalize the usage of preferred pronouns, but I overheard a student saying they took it home and showed it to their parents. Now that student’s parents have started using their proper pronouns at home!" —Colin (they/them), 29
Do you like it when your coworkers and/or classmates are educated, informed, and up-to-date on gender issues and what it means to be trans or nonbinary? Order a training at transeducation.net on anything from the basics all the way to trans culture and history, and get an overhaul of your institution's trans- and gender-related policies while you're at it!
You can use this form to order zines, ask some specific questions, or get a quote for a printable Pronoun Zine PDF! Alternatively, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You can use this form to ask some specific questions, request a massive order, get a discount code for a printable Pronoun Zine PDF if you're a nonprofit or a trans person, or arrange for local delivery in the Albuquerque Metro Area! You could also email me at email@example.com. If any part of this website is broken, please let me know!
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