Skip to main content

how I developed my female voice

I don't plan to make many videos but I thought I would this one in order to explain how I developed my female voice.

Voice has only been important to me because I didn't want to have it be an issue when I opened my mouth when presenting female. Early on I realized that I wasn't going to be able to have a relaxing experience when out as Joanna if people were going to be doing double takes. At first I took it as a challenge to see how far I could get with it and then found that it wasn't really all that hard by simply using the technique of recording myself into a cell phone and listening back until I had a working voice that I was happy with.

My voice is not particularly high so I am quite happy with the result I have achieved and I am never taken for a male on the phone when I use it. My aim was simply to have the voice not be in sharp contrast with the physical presentation.

It may seem counterintuitive to say but the better I have gotten with the combination of dress, makeup and voice the more I put away the idea that I would ever transition. My goal is to be able to manage my gender dysphoria and to do so in the best and most respectful manner possible.

Below you will find a short recording which starts with my female voice and moves briefly to the male before moving back to the female again. The technique is not to use falsetto but to pinch the vocal chords at the top such that you avoid the bottom register. In short, keep the voice coming from the top of the neck and away from the chest cavity area. It does take practice, its never going to be perfect and the time required to get there will vary from person to person so be patient with yourself if this is important to you.

It took me a few weeks to get there.

Comments

  1. Thanks Joanna, you have a nice voice.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm so working on this right now so thank you for this.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm so working on this right now so thank you for this.

    ReplyDelete
  4. you are more than welcome Maddie

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

indoctrination

As transgender people, organized religion hasn't really been our friend however on the other hand it has often had little to do with true spirituality. I needed to learn this over time and much of what I was taught growing up was steeped in the judgmental superstition of society instead of what some creator would demand of me.

Regardless of your belief system, you are a child of the universe and have been endowed with uniqueness and goodness of spirit. You have probably never wished anyone ill will and you have tried your best to live within the absurd coordinate system of humanity. Yet somehow belonging to the LGBT community was entirely your fault.

As I have grown older this inherent irrationality became increasingly evident to me. I knew I was a fundamentally good person and yet I was different in a way which was not of my choosing. Hence with this comprehension my self appreciation and esteem grew in proportion.

Religion for me today seems forever trapped in the misinterpretat…

another coming out

Recently I had lunch with one of the young estimators who occasionally works with me here in Toronto. We were chatting about work and our respective lives when she queried about my love life:

“So how is it going on that front. Meet anyone interesting lately?”

I reflected for a moment and then said:

“My situation is a little particular and if you don’t mind I can share something about myself”

She leaned in a bit and told me to please go ahead.

“I am trans” I said matter of factly.

She looked at me and smiled and said:

“Really? That’s so neat”

She is 35 years old and a lovely person which is why I knew I could confide in her. I then added that I had been reflecting on whether I would switch companies and begin working as Joanna and although she is totally open she also knows how conservative our business can be. So I told her that if I did decide to it would definitely be under a different umbrella.

Then yesterday I was coming back to my place and the lady who rents it to me, who is abo…

feeling sexy

Here are the results of a recent survey of genetic women:

“A new hairdo, walking in heels and a glowing tan are among the things that make a woman feel sexy. Freshly applied lipstick, newly-shaved legs and a little black dress also have a positive effect on the psyche”

Are you surprised? I’m not because it is exactly the same list that makes transgender women feel sexy.

For a long time the idea was pandered about that transsexualism was rooted exclusively in aberrant sexuality. But of course you cannot separate the sexuality from the individual because that forms part of their overall makeup and the fact that genetic and transsexual women overlap here surprises no one.

We should also add here that women aren't always thinking about sex and neither are transgender women.

Pre transition transsexuals would not readily admit they found these things sexy because they were afraid to be seen as perverted men in front of gatekeepers who understood nothing about their condition.

Today we kn…