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Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson for "A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns"

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Join SubText Books in the store on Tuesday, July 17th at 7:00 PM for a reading and discussion of "A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns." Authors Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson will be joined by Chris Stedman for the conversation. Book signing to follow!

A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns. 

"A great, simple look at the importance of using correct pronouns; extremely accessible to those for whom gender-neutral language is a new concept." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more

 

About Archie Bongiovanni:
Archie Bongiovanni is queer cartoonist living in Minneapolis whose work has been published online, in anthologies, and in mini-comics, and whose first graphic novel, "Out of Hollow Water," was published by 2D Cloud in 2013. They are the creator of "The Grease Bats," a monthly webcomic for the queer feminist website Autostraddle, as well as a contributing cartoonist to Everyday Feminism.

About Tristan Jimerson:
Tristan Jimerson is a freelance copywriter living in Minneapolis. His award-winning work has been featured in publications such as Creativity magazine and The Egoist. He has written copy for everything from exercise equipment to electronics. In fact, if you've been inside Best Buy within the last 6 months you've probably read something he wrote. Tristan grew up on the rolling plains of rural Iowa, and after deciding that it wasn't cold enough, moved to Minnesota.

About Chris Stedman:
Chris Stedman is the author of "Faitheist," "an intimate and deeply affecting portrait… [that] proves [he is] an activist in the truest sense and one to watch” (Booklist, Starred Review). His writing has appeared in The Guardian, CNN, MSNBC, The Rumpus, The Washington Post, VICE, Pitchfork, BuzzFeed Reader, The Atlantic, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. After serving as a Humanist chaplain at Harvard University and director of the Yale Humanist Community, he now lives in Minneapolis, where he is a writer, speaker, fellow at Augsburg University, and founding executive director of the Humanist Center of Minnesota. He is working on his second book and writing a monthly column on vulnerability in the social media age for INTO called "Exposed."


  

 

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