Written by two specialist speech and language therapists, this book explains how voice and communication therapy can help transgender and n-binary people to find their authentic voice. It gives a thorough account of the process, from understanding the vocal mechanism through to assimilating new vocal skills and new vocal identity into everyday situations, and includes exercises to change pitch, resonance and intonation. Each chapter features insider accounts from trans and gender diverse individuals who have explored or are exploring voice and communication related to their gender expression, describing key aspects of their experience of creating and maintaining a voice that feels true to them. This guide is an essential, comprehensive source for trans and n-binary individuals who are interested in working towards achieving a different, more authentic voice, and will be a valuable resource for speech and language therapists/pathologists, voice coaches and healthcare professionals.
Matthew Mills is a Lead Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Head of Speech Therapy at the 'Charing Cross' Gender Identity Clinic, London. He is a National Advisor for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in trans and non-binary voice and communication therapy. He has also worked with voice for the theatre, and is lecturer at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and University of Greenwich. He gives training and presents on transgender voice and communication in the UK and at international conferences. Gillie Stoneham is a Senior Lecturer at Plymouth Marjon University and an Advanced Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at the 'Charing Cross' Gender Identity Clinic, London. She also runs a consultancy specialising in voice and personal impact coaching. She presents on transgender voice and communication in the UK and at international conferences.