buzzfeedlgbt reports on this amazing app:
Speech Pathologist Kathe Perez has been working with trans clients for years. She recalls one patient’s insightful remark: “It’s that when I talk, it really isn’t a reflection of my soul – it isn’t a reflection of who I am.”
Perez has now developed Eva, the first phone app designed to help transgender users change the pitch and tone of their voice to reflect their identity.
Eva (Exceptional Voice App) is an entire suite of voice training mobile app products for both trans men and women. The app guides users through various lessons and breathing exercises.
The app’s website states it will take at least 6 to 12 months to effectively alter one’s voice. This video clip features an example “before and after” segment, having a user sample her “original” and “altered” voice:
As one user of the app put it: “Voice can be a real liability. There are definitely large parts of this country, even this state, where it’s dangerous to be trans. It can be a matter of life or death.”
At just $4.99, this app is a far more affordable option for users than visiting a vocal coach or speech pathologist. What a great resource!
And there’s an Android version for those of us who choose not to use the only phone Silicon Valley seems to care about! :)
Pretty sure this is the book she’s got in her hand when she’s getting off of the plane in London.
wow…..I’m pretty blown away that anyone could figure that out.
I actually own the book and just recognized it. I definitely don’t think Taylor is researching a role as the one anon suggested. No offense to Taylor, but I wouldn’t cast her as Ava Gardner.
I do think it’s a little intriguing that she’s reading this, especially in London. Ava retired to London in the 60s after she was tired of all the paparazzi and crazy tabloid rumors.
There is a documentary due to be released on norwegian television about this little girl, named Emma. She’s a 12 year old trans girl, and I’m rooting for her so much! When asked why she wanted to do the documentary, she answered “to show others that they can be who they’re supposed to be, and that they’re not alone” (◕‿◕✿)
If you haven’t heard about The Switch yet - it’s a magic-realist, transgender comedy. The show follows Su as she loses her job, ends up on the couch of an ex, and starting pulling her life back together. It’s weird, relevant, funny, political, and queer. It starts trans actors in trans roles.
We’re on Kickstarter now. You can help make this show a reality. We want to see this project succeed and flourish. Click here.
So apparently in my sister’s class, there was a trans girl that had been on the cheerleading squad for a while. When she came out, the other girls on the squad made the agreement that whatever boy made fun of her would never get a date. And if you think that’s not the most metal girl alliance ever, you can sit down.
Wow, 500 notes
Girls protecting girls.
and then they didnt put her on the final list
What. the. fuck.