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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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Trans Voice Practice Hurdles: Positive Practice Triggers trans voice Sep 23, 2022

This week, I'm talking about overcoming the hurdles we face when starting a trans voice practice. As you can see in my last two posts, I talked about overcoming the fear of being silly and the fear of judgment when we first start practicing. Today, I wanted to talk about positive practice...

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Trans Voice Practice Hurdles: Judgment trans voice Sep 21, 2022

This week, I'm talking about hurdles that come up when we're trying to start a trans voice practice. I said in my last blog post that some people resist starting a trans voice practice because they're averse to silliness. It's too silly of a practice and it makes them feel shame or...

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Trans Voice Practice Hurdles: Silliness trans voice Sep 19, 2022

 For my next couple of posts, I want to talk about the reasons why people resist starting a trans voice practice. There's a little bit of a psychological hurdle that can impede the beginning of a practice and there are very simple ways to get over that.

So today, I want to talk about the...

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Degendering The Voice #2: Voice Types degendering the voice teacher training Sep 15, 2022

Welcome to the second instalment of Degendering The Voice, also known as BIOLOGICAL ESSENTIALISM MAKES FOOLS OF US ALL!

I created this series to help voice teachers like choral directors and private singing instructors create more welcoming teaching environments for trans and nonbinary...

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Low stakes practice: micro-conversations trans voice Sep 12, 2022

Trans voice alteration and singing have a lot in common. They're both voice skills that have to be practised regularly in order to build up muscle, endurance, and flexibility. The end goal for a singing practice is usually a performance of some kind, like an open mic or an audition. However, in...

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Q: Is it worth doing voice masculinization exercises pre-testosterone? trans voice Sep 08, 2022

Hello readers! I recently received this question on TikTok: "Is it even worth doing [voice masculinization exercises] pre-T? I've done everything, gotten my voice into the higher male range on voice tools and it still doesn't pass as cis."

The short answer is: definitely yes! Lots of people who...

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