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Voice Feminizing Exercise: Help! I Can't Lift My Larynx! exercise resonance voice feminization Oct 27, 2023

If you're working on feminizing your voice, you're likely aware that one of the key components to achieving a more feminine sound is controlling resonance. By raising the larynx and making the vocal tract smaller, you can create a cuter, more feminine voice. However, I recently had a student...

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Transgender Voice Training: Is It Safe for Your Vocal Cords? nonbinary voice voice feminization voice masculinization Oct 25, 2023

Hey there, I'm Renée, a gender-affirming voice teacher, and recently, I had an interesting question come my way during a TikTok live session. Someone in the audience asked me a rather common concern in the realm of voice training for transgender individuals: "Can trans voice training...

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Is Modifying Your Voice a Social or Medical Change? nonbinary voice voice feminization voice masculinization Oct 23, 2023

As a gender-affirming voice teacher, I spend a lot of my time philosophizing and pontificating on the topic of gender transition. It's an ever-changing and complex topic! One question that often arises is whether modifying one's speaking voice to align with their gender presentation falls...

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Woofing Like a Dog for Masculinizing Your Voice masculinize your voice without testosterone voice masculinization Oct 20, 2023

My most viral tiktok of the past year was the one called MEOW, which was all about feminizing your voice by meowing like a cat, and the number one comment I received was "If meowing like a cat works for feminizing your voice, can woofing like a dog work to masculinize your voice?"

And the answer...

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My Playful Approach to Correcting Pronouns: The Misgendering Jar general trans advice life Oct 18, 2023

Growing up, I've always had a close bond with my parents, who happen to be Baby Boomers. While they've been accepting of my nonbinary identity, getting them to consistently use the correct pronouns took some time. However, I realized that approaching the situation with humour and levity worked...

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A New Instrument: Navigating Singing and Testosterone testosterone voice masculinization Oct 16, 2023

Recently, I was on TikTok Live, and someone asked me an important question: "What advice do you have for a singer thinking about starting testosterone?" It's a crucial topic for many trans individuals who want to explore the changes that come with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) while...

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