My neurodiverse brain tends to pick up on patterns, whether they are patterns on objects or patterns of behaviour. And for the last several months, I’ve been somehow more attuned to an increasing number of posts where authors are just metaphorically punching themselves repeatedly in their own faces. Some are people I know, and others … More Why I’m so done with writers putting themselves down—me included.
When I was in school and even early on in my career as a technical writer, using they as a singular pronoun meant being tied to the rack or put in the stocks until you chose he or she instead. As a result, my brain was conditioned to think in a horribly binary way. Many … More Using ‘they’ as a singular pronoun