Asking for Preferred Pronouns Doesn’t Create a Safe Space

Just call me by my name.

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We’ve all been there, sitting in an unfamiliar room with a group of strangers and someone announces we’re going to start with an ice breaker. While there are millions of possible ice breakers, more often than not this means going around the circle and answering a couple of questions. What’s your name? What’s your job role? What’s your…