16-17 NOVEMBER 2024

Multi-Gender Hebrew: Creating a New Space in the Hebrew Language.

Can the 27 letters of the ancient Alef-Beth and the gendered Hebrew language be adjusted to the needs of the 21st century? Why is it important to use Hebrew in an inclusive and gender-neutral way? Designer Michal Shomer created Multi-Gender Hebrew – a new set of Hebrew letters facilitating multi-gender reading and writing. The Multi-Gender Hebrew makes women present in the Hebrew language and forms an all-inclusive linguistic space for non-binary people, promoting equality as its main purpose.

Michal Shomer (she/her), creator & designer of Multi-Gender Hebrew; has a B.Design degree in Visual Communication Design from Holon Institute of Technology (HIT). After publishing a free digital version of Multi-Gender Hebrew – a new set of all-inclusive Hebrew letters, Shomer keeps developing her groundbreaking type and gives lectures promoting gender equality. She’s also managing Multi-Gender Hebrew’s social media, including a Facebook page with over 11K followers. Visit: multigenderhebrew.com

Foto: Alon Sarid

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