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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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Voice Feminization and GERUNDS trans voice Mar 23, 2022

When it comes to voice feminization, some parts of speech are more challenging than others. Today I want to talk about gerunds.

What is a gerund, you say?

A gerund is the form of a verb that ends in -ing. For example: walking, talking, shopping.

In English, gerunds have a typical inflection...

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Using your new voice around old friends trans voice Mar 21, 2022

A question I got on my Discord server was "How do I use my new voice around people who are used to my old voice?"

This is a question I get quite a lot, and I think it stems from the expectations that we feel that our friends and family and people who know us have about interacting with us. And...

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Voice Neutralization! trans voice Mar 17, 2022

As you can see in the video above, I have a lot of feelings about voice neutralization. Every day, nonbinary folks of all stripes are sliding into my DMs and saying, "Renée, voice feminization and voice masculinization are all fine and good, but what if I want a voice that is neither...

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Motivation Monday: identity goals vs target goals life music trans voice Mar 09, 2022

Hey trans voice explorers!

Yesterday was Motivation Monday and I released a TikTok with one of my absolute favourite tips for achieving your goal. This of course refers to your voice goals, but this tip is a good one for any goal that you're trying to reach.

This tip is all about shifting from a...

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✨ NEW ✨ Trans Voice Basics mini-course! trans voice trans voice basics mini-course Feb 23, 2022

Surprise! I launched a mini-course!

My Trans Voice Basics workshop on Sunday was so popular that many people were not able to get into the zoom room - I was overwhelmed!!

I decided to turn this workshop into a mini-course! 

This course contains a short 30-minute talk where I walk you through...

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The power of "um" trans voice Feb 23, 2022

Hi trans voice pals!

This week's exercise builds on the post I made last week called The "Key-Oh" Exercise, so if haven't checked that out yet, make sure you go and give it a quick read (or watch! It's there in TikTok form also).

So last week we talked about using words like Key and Oh to create...

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