Why does MIFMA include pronouns in their email signatures?

March 24, 2021 | Uncategorized

As a statewide, member-based association, we believe in:

  • Integrity & Quality ~ of each other and of our food sources
  • Community & Belonging ~ by including, not isolating others
  • Diversity & Unity ~ working towards shared values and common goals while respecting differences

Pronouns are small words, but they can have a big impact. Incorrectly assuming someone’s gender pronouns can make them feel disrespected, hurt, or unseen. By indicating our gender pronouns directly, MIFMA is showing that we are helping to build a culture where gender-based assumptions are no longer the norm.