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Moving beyond shame in trans voice practice trans voice May 11, 2023

Some people resist starting a trans voice practice because they're adverse to silliness. It's too silly of a practice and it makes them feel shame or embarrassment. This is something I hear all the time. People start practicing and right away their practice is connected to feelings of self-worth,...

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Low stakes practice: micro-conversations trans voice May 08, 2023

So you've been working on your target voice alone at home and you feel like you're ready to get out into the real world. But as soon as you open your mouth around your friends and family, it's like you forget how to make your target voice. You forget everything you've learned about trans voice...

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The power of positive practice triggers trans voice May 04, 2023

In this post I want to introduce you to the concept of positive practice triggers. This is really important because a lot of times when we start practicing, the sound of the voice or any engagement with the voice at all can be connected to dysphoria, judgment, fear, and other negative things....

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Setting goals for your voice practice trans voice May 01, 2023

Today I want to talk about the difference between identity based goals and target based goals. A target based goal is when you have a target and you want to reach it. So, in the case of your trans voice practice, a target based goal might sound like "I want a more feminine voice."

An identity...

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You are NOT the exception trans voice Apr 27, 2023

I've had so many students come to me and say, "I just don't believe that I can make a change with my voice. Like, sure, other people can, but not me. I couldn't do it. I'm different, I'm the exception."

If you happen to have this narrative in your head, I am here to tell you that there is not...

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Are you putting too much effort into feminizing your voice? mindful voice feminization Apr 24, 2023

There are a few factors that can lead to a feeling of tightness in the throat while feminizing the voice. The most common issue I see is people who are putting in too much activation energy - or, to put it simply, trying too hard. The voice is one of these tricky things where the point of...

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