Voice Training…Take Two

Back in the summer or fall, I bought the voice feminization program by Kathe Perez. I think these streams and lessons are specific to trans women, although anyone who wants to speak in a more feminine voice would benefit from this program

So back when I first bought it, I completed the first two lessons. One of the lessons has me recording myself repeating phrases that Kathe puts forth. I gotta say, I sounded horrible, and that increased my need to quit (or put the streams aside for a bit), which is what I did. Well, now I am beginning to work on my voice again. The dysphoria surrounding my voice and the embarrassment of sounding like a squeaky mouse deters me quite a bit.

I know, logically, that with a lot of practice, I may be able to get my voice into a decent andro space, which is honestly what I’m shooting for. My voice is sooooo deep, that even when I’m dressed obviously female, I still get sir’d and even told by little kids that I am not a woman. It’s is becoming a worry. Should I change my voice at all? Why do I need to? People are still gonna misgender me all the time.

With all that negativity, I am still gonna give it a fighting chance. I’d like to be andro voice before I go to PA for surgery. So practice, practice, and more practice.

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Voice Therapy

This is going to be a quick post about my horribly deep and manly voice. I may have to resign myself to the fact that my voice will always be deep and manly. I bought these instructional videos by Kathe Perez. She is famous for working with trans women to feminize their voices. I am not a self starter, so this was always going to be a crap shoot. I paid the $160 for the videos and lessons anyway, but still haven’t made any progress. What I think I need is an actual therapist that I can do face to face work.

What I really need to do is buckle down and try these damn lessons.. I tried for about two weeks without any difference, so that put me off.

One of my good friend’s daughters recently told me that I am not a woman because I have a voice like a man. This hurt a little bit, but I realize that this kid is six years old, and I am grown. I shouldn’t lt it affect me negatively, but it’s hard sometimes. I wish estrogen had an effect on the voice like testosterone does. Trans men don’t have to worry about training their voices, for the most part, because with their second puberty, their voices drop drastically. Ahhh, the life of a trans woman…

Voice Work

Hey there, dear readers of the page! I really need to concentrate on voice work. I am getting gendered correctly from afar, and kinda close up, now; the minute I open my mouth, it is a dead giveaway. Now, let’s be clear here. I don’t actually have to change my voice to move it up an octave or two. The voice I have is good enough. In order to pass more effectively, I better voice will be in order.

With that in mind, I have found an online course, or cd’s – I can’t remember atm, but they are by Kathe Perez. They are supposed to be pretty good at feminizing amab voices. One of my FB friends has had tremendous success with the program, and her voice is amazeballs! The only problem with the cd’s is that that they cost, like, 165$ and I just don’t have that right now. If I was working, I don’t think it would be a problem to swing it, but now, I may have to continue my education by using the Voice Pitch Analyzer app on my phone and The Rainbow Passage for practice.

So that’s all I got for now. I will check in again soon. Thanks for reading, friends!