Was that six months ago? My last post? Yes… a little more than six months ago I wrote a Facebook post that became a blog post. A sort of self-affirming, goal-refres...
Welcome to Express YOUR Gender, a social enterprise based in Ireland. I’m Rachel, the founder of xYg. I provide voice,
therapy and support to transgender people, helping you to develop confidence and engage with life in all its forms. I want everyone to be able to embrace and express their authentic selves and live happier, freer lives.
I believe that gender is an individual experience, that everyone feels, expresses and lives their gender differently. I believe that healthcare providers should support gender diversity. I endeavour to break through gender norms and stereotypes and I help you to see past the “shoulds” or “should nots” and to find a communication style that is right for you and your life. I believe it’s YOUR gender and that you should express it YOUR way; not my way, not your doctor’s way, not your boss’s way, not your best friend’s way, not your teacher’s way, YOUR way!
A world where all people can participate fully in social and economic life, regardless of gender identity or gender expression.
To make speech & language therapy services accessible to transgender people, through private therapy, subsidised group therapy, and training and support for Speech & Language Therapists.
Freedom of gender expression, gender diversity, gender equity, honesty, love.
Voice therapy for transgender people is often about building up a bit of confidence in everyday interactions, at home, with friends, in the workplace, or on a night out. It can also be about ‘masculinising’, ‘feminising’ or ‘neutralising’ your voice. Whatever your goal, we work together to achieve it.
I believe that speech & language therapy is an essential service for many transgender people. If you have recently received a request or referral for/from a trans client and are unsure of where to start, contact me and I will help you. You know more than you realise but a bit of guidance will certainly help.
I am focused on empowering emerging and established Speech & Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists to embrace equality and diversity in their clinical practice and professional lives. Undergraduate lectures, departmental workshops and CPD talks are available.
The change in my voice and communication style has been transformative. My voice passes all the time and I never have any concerns about speaking or interacting with people now. I found Rachel a sympathetic and understanding therapist who helped me realise this goal. I would recommend this therapy to anyone undergoing gender transition