Practice Makes Perfect.

You've been told that pronouns are important, and you want to get it right... but how? Perfect Pronouns in 30 Days helps allies of the transgender community overcome common mistakes and challenges in using affirming pronouns by teaching you simple strategies for getting it right. With our expert guidance, you can increase your confidence in using gender-affirming language, affirm your friends and family, and create a safer and more supportive world for transgender people!

🗓️ Mark Your Calendar!
All sessions are 7:00-8:30 pm Central Time

February 23: Introduction to Pronouns
March 2: Pronoun Etiquette
March 9: Making and Correcting Mistakes
March 16: Strategies for Allyship and Getting Language Right, Part 1
March 23: Strategies for Allyship and Getting Language Right, Part 2

This course is for you if...

  • You have LGBTQ+ friends, family, clients and/or colleagues (spoiler: you do!).

  • You've heard pronouns are important, but aren't sure how to make appropriate changes to your language.

  • You want an opportunity to practice getting pronouns right, but don't want to cause harm when you make mistakes.

  • You want to affirm those you love and care about and help transgender people feel safe with you.

  • You want to lead by example in your allyship.

Meet Your Instructor, Jess

Jess Jones, MA

Founder and Director at Jess Jones Education & Consulting

Jess Jones is an accomplished educational consultant, facilitator, and former high school English teacher. With over a decade of experience in Education as an openly queer and transgender person, Jess is widely regarded as the go-to source on LGBTQ+ equity and gender-affirming practices. Following their years in the classroom, Jess served as the Education Liaison at Washington University’s Pediatric Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. In that role, Jess walked alongside the families and schools of transgender students as they navigated the important decisions and many challenges that can arise from gender transition at school. In 2020, Jess diversified the support that they provide to the community by founding their business, Jess Jones Education & Consulting. With a primary focus on gender and sexuality education, they offer workshops, professional development, consulting, internal training development, policy development, student learning, and much more to schools, families, businesses, and non-profit organizations. In their years as an LGBTQ+ advocate, Jess has worked with more than 100 organizations and trained over 6,500 people on gender-affirming practices and supporting LGBTQ+ people. Jess holds an MA in English Studies and Gender Studies from East Carolina University. To learn more or connect with Jess, please visit their website at

Course curriculum

Here's an outline of what you'll be learning:

    1. Live Session

    2. Homework Activity: Gendered Language Swap

    3. Week One Session Recording

    1. Live Session

    2. Week Two Session Recording

    1. Live Session

    2. Making Mistakes

    1. Live Session

    1. Live Session

About this course

  • 9 lessons

Pricing Options

To make this course accessible to all, there are several pricing options available. Select the option that works best for you below. Scholarships are available to those with financial need. To request or sponsor a scholarship, please email


“Such a terrific class! Tons of helpful and practical information presented in a thoroughly engaging way. Jess is an outstanding presenter who is both extremely knowledgeable and clearly passionate about their subject. They taught with warmth and compassion, and provided a truly transformative experience for their learners. Would enthusiastically recommend their class to anyone!”

Anna P.

“Jess did a tremendous job of communicating the stakes, and why gender-affirming language is critical--literally life-saving--for transgender people. They teach in a way that is not judgmental or shaming, but helps participants see ways in which they can better meet transgender people's needs.”

Jason M.

“This course has afforded me many new tools and some real insight as to how I can make a difference and be more of a support system to my transgender child. ”

Dionne L.


  • What if I can't make it to the live classes or I have to miss a week?

    No worries at all. Sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. You'll have access to the the session recordings and course materials for a whole year!

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    You will have access to the course for one year. To inquire about extended access, please contact Jess:

  • I already have some experience with using gender-affirming language. Will this course be useful to me?

    Absolutely! Even folks who have experience with using gender-affirming language will gain new insight with this course. Although the content is organized in an intentional way to optimize learning, the modules are also designed so that you can skip around as needed.

  • I don't know any transgender people. Is this course right for me?

    This may be a surprise, but I can 100% guarantee that you *do* know transgender people! You just might not know it, as they might not be "out." Research shows that transgender and gender-expansive people make up around 1% of the population. This might not sound like much, but that's about the same number of people with red hair! This is one of the many reasons why it's important to use gender-affirming language and proper pronoun etiquette, even if you don't think there are any trans people around. It's also always appreciated when you set a good example for others with your allyship!

  • Will I actually be *perfect* at using affirming language after this course?

    The unfortunate reality is that, in spite of all our good intentions and efforts, we are human. Being human means making mistakes. So, although this course can get you as close to perfect as possible, you may still make mistakes from time to time. Don't fret, though! The course covers in depth what to do in the event that you do slip up. We'll discuss this in a video lesson *and* spend time practicing messing up, with no harm to transgender people involved!