No preferred pronouns.

In support for others’ pronoun preferences, I offer this honest answer.

Because I present as cis-male, saying “he/him/his” would be an easy pro forma gesture of respect. But easy lies bear scant respect. In truth, it doesn’t matter what pronouns others use to refer to me. I honestly don’t care. (If you want to switch from third to second person, we can talk. My favourite personal pronoun is você – “you” in Portuguese.)

My non-preference refracts privilege. I need expend no effort to assert or maintain my apparent position at the lowest energy point of the landscape. Beyond that – as a shy, retiring person – I have little interest in contributing to “my” public images. To the extent that I can influence you in this, I decline to do so. Assume and speak as you will.