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Motivations Behind Trans Voice Training

It can feel like there’s a very narrow range of options for what you “should” want from your voice when you start voice training, and that you’re not “allowed” to deviate from that.

But of course, that’s not true!

Sometimes we feel like we HAVE to do voice training because it’s “part of transitioning” (not true!).

Sometimes we don’t know what we want when we start.

Sometimes we have a really clear idea of what we want when we start, but as we learn and explore more, that changes.

Sometimes we reach a point that we are happy with, but feel we ‘should’ keep trying specific things because “society says”. (Also not true!)

Sometimes we achieve the sound we were aiming for and then realise it’s not actually right for us.

Sometimes our circumstances change, and with it, what we want (or need) for our voice.

Sometimes our comfort zone starts expanding and we find ourselves wanting to explore areas of our voice that previously we’d hated.

Sometimes we find ourselves being pulled towards something else to do with our “everyday” spoken voice, like exploring a voice for a D&D character, or singing.

Sometimes we just realise that voice training isn’t what we want.

No matter the reason, you can always change your goals.

Your voice is YOUR voice, and you are in charge of what you want from it. ๐ŸŒˆ

An illustration of a tanned person with shoulder length dark purple hair holding a sign that says "you're allowed to change what you want from your voice" with with URL under it. The person is wearing a pink triangle headscarf, a purple mask, a purple off the shoulder top, a choker necklace and bracelet. The background is the LGBTQIA+ Progress flag, which is the 6 rainbow stripes with a chevron on the left with a white, pink & blue stripe representing trans people, and a brown and black stripe representing Black and Brown queer people. The black stripe also represents those living with & lost to AIDS.