What Trans* Folks Talk About When They Talk About Voice: Learning About Voice Feminization on Reddit
This thesis project is an in-depth analysis of the voice feminization advice given by trans* people on the subreddit r/transvoice. The purpose of this project is to learn more about voice feminization from the perspective of people who have undergone voice feminization themselves. The two main research questions of this project are: what advice is given on the subreddit and how can speech-language pathologists learn from that advice? This thesis employs an interpretivist methodology to answer those questions. A thematic analysis was used to understand and interpret the information in the data set. The results of this project show ways to use the Reddit posts as resources in therapy, suggest future areas for research in voice feminization, and spotlight the experiences of transgender women in voice feminization.