The Voice Book for Trans and Non-Binary People

A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Authentic Voice and Communication

Author: Matthew Mills,Gillie Stoneham

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503940

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Written by two specialist speech and language therapists, this book explains how voice and communication therapy can help transgender and non-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 non-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.
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The Transgender Experience

Voice and Communication Therapy from the Inside

Author: Matthew Mills,Gillie Stoneham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785921285

Category: Speech therapy

Page: 222

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Two leading speech therapists in the field explain what voice and communication therapy can offer transgender and non-binary individuals and the interventions used. Each chapter features narratives of individuals transitioning, giving an account of their experience transferring voice and communication skills from the clinic to the real world.
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The Singing Teacher's Guide to Transgender Voices

Author: Liz Jackson Hearns,Brian Kremer

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 9781635500936

Category: Communicative disorders

Page: N.A

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The Singing Teacher's Guide to Transgender Voices is the first comprehensive resource developed for training transgender and non- binary singers. This text aids in the development of voice pedagogy tailored to the needs of transgender singers, informed by cultural competence, and bolstered by personal narratives of trans and non- binary singing students. The singing life of a transgender or non-binary student can be overwhelmingly stressful. Because many of the current systems in place for singing education are so firmly anchored in gender binary systems, transgender and gender nonconforming singers are often forced into groups with which they feel they don't belong. Singers in transition are often afraid to reach out for help because the likelihood of finding a voice teacher who is competent in navigating the social, emotional, physical, and physiological challenges of transition is minimal at best. This text equips teachers with a sympathetic perspective on these unique struggles and with the knowledge and resources needed to guide students to a healthy, joyful, and safe singing life. It challenges professional and academic communities to understand the needs of transgender singers and provide evidence-based voice education and real-world opportunities that are authentic and genuine. The Singing Teacher's Guide to Transgender Voices is the first book of its kind to provide thorough, organized information on the training of trans singers for educators in both the academic and independent teaching realms.
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Girl Talk. the Transgender Guide for Voice and Feminization

Author: M. S. Lynette Nisbet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611700770

Category: Music

Page: 100

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The Transgender Guide for Voice and Feminization Find your pitch. Find out why women sound like women. Find out who you are. This is "Girl Talk." Lynette Nisbet, M.S., has over 20 years of experience as a Speech Pathologist and Voice Coach. This book is intended to help guide you into having a great feminine voice and increase your awareness about simply becoming the woman that you are. Communication, behaviors and attitude all distinguish men from women. Below are a few comments about the information contained in this book: " For my 1st time learning this subject, it's an eye-opener on what I can do to improve my fem self. -E.C." " Everything that I am today, I owe to you! -A.D. " " Thank you so much for this! " "It's exactly what I was looking for!! -G.T."
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Trans Bodies, Trans Selves

A Resource for the Transgender Community

Author: Laura Erickson-Schroth

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199325359

Category: Social Science

Page: 649

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"Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (TBTS) will be the go-to resource for transgender populations, covering health, cultural and social questions, history, theory, legal issues, and more. It is a place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, educators, counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life. It is intended to become the ultimate commercial resource (approx 500 pp.) on trans health and development for trans populations, serving much the same role as Our Bodies, Ourselves, which is now published for women worldwide."--Publisher information.
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Trans/Portraits

Voices from Transgender Communities

Author: Jackson Wright Shultz

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 1611688086

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Although transgender people are increasingly represented in academic studies and popular culture, they rarely have the opportunity to add their own voices to the conversation. In this remarkable book, Jackson Shultz records the stories of more than thirty Americans who identify as transgender. They range in age from fifteen to seventy-two; come from twenty-five different states and a wide array of racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and identify across a vast spectrum of genders and sexualities. Giving voice to a diverse group of individuals, the book raises questions about gender, acceptance, and unconditional love. From historical descriptions of activism to personal stories of discrimination, love, and community, these touching accounts of gender transition shed light on the uncharted territories that lie beyond the gender binary. Despite encounters with familial rejection, drug addiction, and medical malpractice, each account is imbued with optimism and humor, providing a thoughtful look at the daily joys and struggles of transgender life. With an introduction and explanations from the author, this work will appeal to transgender individuals, their significant others, friends, family, and allies; health-care providers, educators, and legal professionals; and anyone questioning their own gender, considering transition, or setting out on their own transition journey.
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Written on the Body

Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Author: Lexie Bean

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784508039

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Written by and for trans and non-binary survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Written on the Body offers support, guidance and hope for those who struggle to find safety at home, in the body, and other unwelcoming places. This collection of letters written to body parts weaves together narratives of gender, identity, and abuse. It is the coming together of those who have been fragmented and often met with disbelief. The book holds the concerns and truths that many trans people share while offering space for dialogue and reclamation. Written with intelligence and intimacy, this book is for those who have found power in re-shaping their bodies, families, and lives.
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Trans-Kin

A Guide for Family and Friends of Transgender People

Author: Eleanor A. Hubbard

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480106475

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

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Trans-Kin is a collection of stories from significant others, family members, friends and allies of transgender persons (SOFFAs). Powerful, thought-provoking and enlightening, this collection will provide for the head and the heart of anyone who has ever loved a transgender person. Trans-Kin is also an essential read for allies of the transgender community and anyone who wishes to become one.
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Counseling Transgender and Non-Binary Youth

The Essential Guide

Author: Irwin Krieger

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784504823

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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There are growing numbers of youth who identify as transgender, and as a result, clinicians and counselors are in need of an informed resource that covers the basics of gender identity and expression. This book responds to that need by setting out clear advice and support on working with transgender and non-binary youth with regard to their identity, mental health, personal and family life and their medical and social transition as well as offering additional resources and reading lists. Along with the basic information needed to understand transgender clients, Irwin Krieger applies this general knowledge to work with transgender teens at what can be the most critical and problematic stage in a trans person's life. Specifically, issues of gender identity awareness and expression for youth along with the mental and physical challenges that puberty presents are discussed. This guide will inform counselors and therapists to support transgender teens in their practice, while providing the necessary tools for opening up the conversation on transgender issues in families and schools.
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The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook

Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression

Author: Anneliese Singh

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626259488

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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How can you build unshakable confidence and resilience in a world still filled with ignorance, inequality, and discrimination? The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook will teach you how to challenge internalized negative messages, handle stress, build a community of support, and embrace your true self. Resilience is a key ingredient for psychological health and wellness. It’s what gives people the psychological strength to cope with everyday stress, as well as major setbacks. For many people, stressful events may include job loss, financial problems, illness, natural disasters, medical emergencies, divorce, or the death of a loved one. But if you are queer or gender non-conforming, life stresses may also include discrimination in housing and health care, employment barriers, homelessness, family rejection, physical attacks or threats, and general unfair treatment and oppression—all of which lead to overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness. So, how can you gain resilience in a society that is so often toxic and unwelcoming? In this important workbook, you’ll discover how to cultivate the key components of resilience: holding a positive view of yourself and your abilities; knowing your worth and cultivating a strong sense of self-esteem; effectively utilizing resources; being assertive and creating a support community; fostering hope and growth within yourself, and finding the strength to help others. Once you know how to tap into your personal resilience, you’ll have an unlimited well you can draw from to navigate everyday challenges. By learning to challenge internalized negative messages and remove obstacles from your life, you can build the resilience you need to embrace your truest self in an imperfect world.
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Genderqueer and Non-Binary Genders

Author: Christina Richards,Walter Pierre Bouman,Meg-John Barker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137510536

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

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This book addresses the emerging field of genderqueer or non-binary genders - that is, individuals who do not identify as male or female. It considers theoretical, research, practice, and activist perspectives; and outlines a basis for good practice when working with non-binary individuals. The first section provides an overview of historical, legal and academic aspects of this phenomenon. The second section explores how psychotherapeutic, psychological and psychiatric theory and practice are adapting to a non-binary model of gender, and the third section considers the body related aspects, from endocrinology to surgery. This work will appeal to a wide readership, from practitioners working with non-binary individuals - including psychologists, surgeons, social workers, nurses, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, psychotherapists and counselors, lawyers, and healthcare workers - to researchers interested in the study of gender identities, to students and gender activists.
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Challenging Genders

Non-Binary Experiences of Those Assigned Female at Birth

Author: Michael Eric Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996830966

Category:

Page: 220

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This book intends to give voice to those who are struggling to be recognized with dignity and validity, and attempt to shatter the myths and misinformation surrounding them.The book will examine individuals who were born assigned as female who do not identify as strictly binary female or male, as well as terminologies (including the ones defined by personal experience), common attitudes and perceptions in society and within the trans community, and issues such as pronoun usage, misgendering, and ?toxic? behavior and attitudes (also known as ?toxic masculinity?).
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Hermaphrodeities: The Transgender Spirituality Workbook

Author: Raven Kaldera

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257151096

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Transgendered people have long been robbed of their own spiritual history, not knowing that there were once times and places where ours was considered a spiritual path in and of itself. This book explores both our spiritual history and our modern predicaments, shaping the outline of a contemporary spiritual path for those of us who don't fit into just one gender box. This revised and expanded edition of Hermaphrodeities features third gender myths, deities, personal and group exercises, community service project suggestions, rituals, and interviews with people from all over both the transgender spectrum. We are all sacred and it is time that the world knew it.
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Beyond Trans

Does Gender Matter?

Author: Heath Fogg Davis

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479824127

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Goes beyond transgender to question the need for gender classification. Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do we need to mark people and places with sex categories? Do they serve a real purpose or are these places and forms just mechanisms of exclusion? Heath Fogg Davis offers an impassioned call to rethink the usefulness of dividing the world into not just Male and Female categories but even additional categories of Transgender and gender fluid. Davis, himself a transgender man, explores the underlying gender-enforcing policies and customs in American life that have led to transgender bathroom bills, college admissions controversies, and more, arguing that it is necessary for our society to take real steps to challenge the assumption that gender matters. He examines four areas where we need to re-think our sex-classification systems: sex-marked identity documents such as birth certificates, driver’s licenses and passports; sex-segregated public restrooms; single-sex colleges; and sex-segregated sports. Speaking from his own experience and drawing upon major cases of sex discrimination in the news and in the courts, Davis presents a persuasive case for challenging how individuals are classified according to sex and offers concrete recommendations for alleviating sex identity discrimination and sex-based disadvantage. For anyone in search of pragmatic ways to make our world more inclusive, Davis’ recommendations provide much-needed practical guidance about how to work through this complex issue. A provocative call to action, Beyond Trans pushes us to think how we can work to make America truly inclusive of all people.
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Gender Diversity and Non-Binary Inclusion in the Workplace

The Essential Guide for Employers

Author: Sarah Gibson,J. Fernandez

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784505234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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Helping to create inclusive work environments for non-binary people, this book builds knowledge of non-binary identities and provides practical solutions to many of the basic workplace problems this group face. Working with and including non-binary people in the workplace is beneficial for both employer and employee, as it attracts and retains younger and non-binary workers by helping promote an inclusive brand, as well as satisfying equality obligations. Based on novel research of non-binary inclusion within businesses, it provides a basic overview of non-binary people, a business case for inclusion, a brief description of how non-binary people fit into current equality laws and likely future developments in the area. An ideal introduction for companies wishing to embrace all genders in the workplace.
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Trans Teen Survival Guide

Author: Fox Fisher,Owl Fisher

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506621

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Frank, friendly and funny, the Trans Teen Survival Guide will leave transgender and non-binary teens informed, empowered and armed with all the tips, confidence and practical advice they need to navigate life as a trans teen. Wondering how to come out to your family and friends, what it's like to go through cross hormonal therapy or how to put on a packer? Trans youth activists Fox and Owl have stepped in to answer everything that trans teens and their families need to know. With a focus on self-care, expression and being proud of your unique identity, the guide is packed full of invaluable advice from people who understand the realities and complexities of growing up trans. Having been there, done that, Fox and Owl are able to honestly chart the course of life as a trans teen, from potentially life-saving advice on dealing with dysphoria or depression, to hilarious real-life awkward trans stories.
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Nonbinary Gender Identities

History, Culture, Resources

Author: Charlie McNabb

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442275529

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This timely resource—the first reference text on nonbinary gender identities—offers an accessible entry into researching this topic. Written by a nonbinary scholar and librarian, this text includes historical information, bibliographies and other research materials, and a glossary of the rich vocabulary emerging from nonbinary communities.
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Trans* in College

Transgender Students' Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion

Author: Z Nicolazzo

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1620364581

Category: Education

Page: 232

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WINNER of 2017 AERA DIVISION J OUTSTANDING PUBLICATION AWARD This is both a personal book that offers an account of the author’s own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities, and how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society and their institutions, create community and resilience, and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders. This book is addressed as much to trans* students themselves – offering them a frame to understand the genders that mark them as different and to address the feelings brought on by the weight of that difference – as it is to faculty, student affairs professionals, and college administrators, opening up the implications for the classroom and the wider campus. This book not only remedies the paucity of literature on trans* college students, but does so from a perspective of resiliency and agency. Rather than situating trans* students as problems requiring accommodation, this book problematizes the college environment and frames trans* students as resilient individuals capable of participating in supportive communities and kinship networks, and of developing strategies to promote their own success. Z Nicolazzo provides the reader with a nuanced and illuminating review of the literature on gender and sexuality that sheds light on the multiplicity of potential expressions and outward representations of trans* identity as a prelude to the ethnography ze conducted with nine trans* collegians that richly documents their interactions with, and responses to, environments ranging from the unwittingly offensive to explicitly antagonistic. The book concludes by giving space to the study’s participants to themselves share what they want college faculty, staff, and students to know about their lived experiences. Two appendices respectively provide a glossary of vocabulary and terms to address commonly asked questions, and a description of the study design, offered as guide for others considering working alongside marginalized population in a manner that foregrounds ethics, care, and reciprocity.
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