On Being Non-Binary in Female-Centric Spaces
Sam Escobar

I use “folks” for exactly this reason. I grew up with it anyway as a way of addressing mixed-gender groups, which my parents I’m sure meant men and women, but using ‘folks’ includes everyone. “Hey, folks” and “hey everybody” isn’t all that difficult to switch to — it requires a little bit of self-correction at first, and then it becomes habit.

It’s easy to be inclusive with language, as long as you give it a bit of thought. And then it becomes habit. What’s easier than that?

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