What You Need To Know About Animacy

Animacy provides pronouns that can create inclusion and encouragement

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Can you see wildflowers as beings? Photo by Christyl Rivers

Mary is dead. We buried IT Tuesday …— no way! — A being deserves respect.

You are born as an it. People say “Is it a boy or a girl?” When you die, you are not called it. People don’t say: “Mary is dead, we buried it Tuesday.” Giving a being animacy is respectful to that being.

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