“It’s that when I talk, it really isn’t a reflection of my soul – it isn’t a reflection of who I am.”
Speech Pathologist Kathe Perez has been working with trans clients for years. She recalls one patient's insightful remark: "It's that when I talk, it really isn't a reflection of my soul – it isn't a reflection of who I am."
"Many of the people I work with will not go out into public because they have to talk. Or, they will go with people so that the wife or friend will order for them at a restaurant – because they're afraid to open their mouths because the voice that comes out doesn't match the person sitting at that table," Perez explained during a radio interview.
Perez has now developed Eva, the first phone app designed to help transgender users change the pitch and tone of their voice to reflect their identity.