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If there were an instant, foolproof way to create a feminine voice, don’t you imagine that with all your internet searches, time and energy you would have found it by now?

It is richly intuitive that perseverance is part of the formula for success. Then why hasn’t your hard work paid off? Why are you still unhappy with your voice?

Grit = passion & persistence for very long-term goals.

Perseverance is only a part of the equation. Kathe shares her recent find of this gold mine of information expertly presented by Angela Duckworth, PhD in the Hidden Brain podcast and in her best selling book Grit.

To listen for yourself to the original podcast that inspired Kathe.

The Hidden Brain Podcast is hosted by Shankar Vedantam and produced by Kara McGuirk-Alison, Maggie Penman and Max Nesterak.
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From schools and healthcare to immigration and identification, policies affecting trans people are advancing every day. However, we are still quite a far distance from trans people living equally and fairly under the law as compared to their cis-gender peers.

 

Kathe and Brynn discuss existing laws and policies, and how we might inform ourselves to effectively advocate, thus helping to improve the lives of transgender people.

 

In 2011, NCTE and the National LGBTQ Task Force released the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. This was the largest study ever conducted, with over 6,400 transgender and gender non-conforming people participating.  The results showed that 63% of these participants had experienced significant acts of discrimination. The impact of this high frequency of discrimination has far-reaching negative effects on trans people’s quality of life and ability to sustain themselves financially or emotionally.

 

Participants reported that they had faced:

  • Loss of job due to bias
  • Eviction due to bias
  • School bullying/harassment so severe the respondent had to drop out
  • Teacher bullying
  • Physical assault due to bias
  • Sexual assault due to bias
  • Homelessness because of gender identity/expression
  • Loss of relationship with partner or children due to gender identity/expression
  • Denial of medical service due to bias
  • Incarceration due to gender identity/expression

 

This podcast was adapted from a video interview. CLICK HERE to see the video.
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Confidence in ourselves can mean a world of difference between a woman who is able to live her dreams and one who is not. One of the ways we develop confidence and a strong sense of ourselves is to have a support network. We, as women, need a solid foundation upon which to stand. Who are the women that make up your base? Mentoring is essential in helping you push aside that negative self-talk and replace with a strong focus on the woman you really are. Who are your mentors and role models?

 

In this podcast, Kathe and her two daughters, Shannon and Meghann share how they define themselves as powerful women and how they express their power in the world.

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Kathe Perez

Poadcast #2 powerful women

How do we demonstrate power and femininity with our voices?

In Exceptional Voice’s second podcast, our host Melissa Kurrle looks at the key elements that are found in powerful voices and how we can maintian our power without sacrificing our femininity.

To read the All Things Considered story mentioned, CLICK HERE to go to the story.

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866.4.my.voice

Kathe Perez

 

Catching Snowflakes

We are each our own perfect snowflake — your heart, your soul, your voice is uniquely your own.

 

Melissa Kurrle is a member of our Exceptional Voice team and will be hosting our podcasts.  The first podcast – You are your own perfect snowflake is authored by Kathe Perez, Speech-Language Pathologist and co-creator of Eva, the world’s first transgender voice training mobile app.

Be exceptional!

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