Rachel Davison

Stories from Rachel Davison

In order to try and get to know someone quickly or in passing, we try to identify which category we can best put them in. This approach is common, and successfully determining where someone fits promotes comfortability and a sense of knowing exactly who that person is before they get a chance to tell you. I believe that when you assume someone identifies with a socially normal term, you risk offending them. While at work, I avoid using gender specific terms because I have been made aware that not everyone conforms to the short list that consists of “he” or “she”.