LGBTQIA, Transgender

Why some transgender women don’t feminize their voices through voice therapy.

Why some transgender women don’t feminize their voices through voice therapy.:

In a world that’s perpetually connected via social media, cellphones, and computers, the power and significance of your voice can be tremendous. Whether you’re listening to a loved one over the phone or hearing an actor on TV, you probably hear hundreds of unique voices every day. But have you ever put much thought into your own voice?

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5 thoughts on “Why some transgender women don’t feminize their voices through voice therapy.

  1. Connie Dee Ingalls says:

    Riley Silverman said, in the article,” It’s like being a golfer and switching to a different putter—and suddenly you can never putt like you did before.” Hmmm, some of us have lost our putters altogether! 🙂

  2. Emma Gray says:

    For me, it’s extremely dysphoric to not have a female voice. It’s like it underscores my differences and there is no “vive la…” as part of it. On the one hand I’m proud to be recognizably a trans woman but when I’m misgendered not so much. I feel like crap.

    I was very fortunate to work closely with a voice therapist (Sandy Hirsch) who helped me so much. I “graduated” some months ago and yet I’m still quite self-conscious. I suppose it’s important to me as it is with many trans men to be able to express myself in a female voice. Much harder though, I think, but what do I know!

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