Preferred Gender Pronouns with Michelle Sariev, NP

Episode 5

Preferred Gender Pronouns with Michelle Sariev, NP

In Episode 5, Erin welcomes her first guest to the show, a close colleague and friend, Michelle Sariev, NP, AAHIVS. Erin and Michelle discuss preferred gender pronouns, and how individuals who are not a part of the Transgender or Non-Binary communities should address the subject of a person’s preferred gender pronouns.

About This Episode

In episode five of Exclusively Inclusive with Erin Everett, NP-C, close colleague and friend, Michelle Saviev, NP, AAHIVS, joins Erin for the podcast’s first-ever guest interview.

During their conversation, Erin and Michelle address a question from one of the podcast’s listeners who inquired on Facebook about how to greet and appropriately request a person’s preferred gender pronouns (he/she/they).

Michelle provides an explanation of the terminology of cis-gender vs Transgender, and discusses her approach as a healthcare provider when introducing herself to new patients by both verbalizing and wearing a pin with her preferred pronouns. She also discusses scenarios where a person’s preferred gender pronouns may not be congruent with their outward gender expression.

Later on in the episode, the two discuss how non LGBTQ+ community members can thoughtfully and respectfully interact with those who are members, and Michelle’s perspective on the disparities she sees in the healthcare industry that impacts the LGBTQ+ community.

Wrapping up the episode, Michelle gives an overview of what it means to be non-binary and dynamics of gender fluidity.

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Preferred Gender Pronouns with Michelle Sariev, NP