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Learning to love your voice and need some support?

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Lessons I've learned after 10+ years with chronic pain.

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AcousticGender.Space gender mindful voice feminization trans vocal exploration ecourse trans voice trans voice basics mini-course Feb 27, 2023

If you're working on modifying your voice to better align with your gender presentation, then you are probably already used to using a tuner to track pitch (how high or how low a voice is). A lot of my students report being frustrated that there isn't a way to track the resonance (how bright or...

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Common Daily Phrases mindful voice feminization trans vocal exploration ecourse trans voice trans voice basics mini-course Feb 24, 2023

If you've been working on your trans voice practice for a little while, maybe you've found a sound you like that you're able to make in short bursts. Maybe you tried the "Big Dog Little Dog" exercise from a few weeks ago and now you're probably wondering, "How do I go from making a sound that I...

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What should you expect to happen to your voice on Testosterone? gender life testosterone trans voice Feb 22, 2023

When it comes to the voice changes that you can expect on testosterone, what is a reasonable timeline? I've talked to a lot of different people who have taken testosterone exogenously, and the one thing that I can say for sure is that there is no timeline. Everybody's voice changes at varying...

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Trans Voice Teacher VS Speech Language Pathologist degendering the voice gender interviews trans trans voice Feb 16, 2023

I recently had the great pleasure of being on the podcast Gender Reveal and host Tuck Woodstock asked me a really important question: "What is the difference between a trans voice teacher and a speech language pathologist?" Here's what I had to say:

"There's not a big difference, to be honest....

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What is Straw Phonation? mindful voice feminization testosterone trans trans voice Feb 13, 2023

In this post I'm going to be answering the question, "What is straw phonation and how can I use it in my trans voice practice?"

Simply put, straw phonation is when you phonate (speak or make vocal sounds) through a straw. When you are phonating normally, air comes up from your lungs, and your...

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Early signs that I was nonbinary gender life trans Feb 10, 2023

I'm 35 years old, and I've been identifying as nonbinary for about ten years. But, well before that, when I think back to being 18 years old, there were some signs that I was nonbinary early on. I want to share one of those signs with you.

When I was in university, right out of high school, I...

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