The Secrets of VOICE FEMINIZATION Trans Women
In the trans community, there are a host of hurdles that people face from gender dysphoria to discrimination.
One pertinent issue that many people have reported is their discomfort with their voice. This holds particularly true for trans women, who find it challenging to feminize their voice.
This article will look at ways in which one can work towards this goal.
However, before we delve into this article, please remember that your voice or breasts or hips do not define your womanhood.
If you are comfortable with your voice, there is no need to change it. Determine what your goals are as a trans person and ensure that you don’t let other people sway you.
Don’t be overly critical of yourself in this journey. It takes a lot of time and effort to change something that is as inherent as your voice.
Voice feminization is something that many trans women go through if they have attained even a certain extent of testosterone-based puberty.
During these periods, if your testosterone levels are extremely high, your vocal cords will thicken, leading to a deep voice. This cannot be reversed even with estrogen.
With the help of voice feminization or voice training, you can learn how to speak in a high pitch or make your voice sound more feminine.
There are several aspects underlying this process, including pitch , resonance, tone, as well as accent.
Please note that this article in no way hopes to coach you to train your voice. We recommend seeking the assistance of a voice coach for this purpose.
Regardless of how deep your voice is, you can rest assured that vocal training will go a long way in feminizing your voice. When you begin training, it can help to record your voice every day to witness your progress.
Firstly, there is pitch. When talking, if you can feel your Adam’s Apple moving up and down, you are doing it right.
It will take some time and a lot of practice to do it consistently. Initially, your vocal cords may tire easily.
But eventually, it does get easier. In the initial stages, even if you can go a few seconds at a higher pitch, it’s a win.
So, in simple terms, how you move your Adam’s Apple impacts your pitch. The reason is that, with the movement of your Adam’s apple and the larynx, your voice gets tightened up.
It is also important to note that, for some people, the higher pitch and the feminized voice become second nature, while others might need to consciously work on it every day.
When vocal training, it is important to remain hydrated, refrain from overstraining your voice, and only do it for a few seconds at a go. Otherwise, you could end up permanently damaging your voice.
Once you manage to attain the desired pitch, try to go there more frequently. Essentially, work it out like you work out any muscle.
Next thing to remember is that, male voices typically resonate in the chest.
When trying to feminize your voice, the goal is to move your resonance to some other place, such as your throat or your neck base. If possible, try to make your voice more nasal.
This has to be done in conjunction with raising your pitch. While playing with these elements, continue to record yourself so you understand how your voice training is progressing.
Lastly, accent is another aspect of vocal feminization. While it seems like an ambiguous phrase, “feminine accents” are very real.
With time, the accent naturally becomes feminine with time for many trans women. However, make it a point to keep it natural and do not overdo it.
Finally, talk faster with more layers, variance, and pitch, while emphasizing certain words more. This will make you sound more like cisgender women.
Remember- everyone has a unique voice. While training your voice, your starting point and ending point may vary from others and that’s not an issue at all. We hope this article has helped you in some way. Good luck!!
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