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Voice Recognition


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What do our voices say about us? On this edition we explore voice and identity. We’ll hear from someone who nearly lost their voice, the challenges that come with ordering a pizza with a speech generating device, and and how voice contributes to trans women’s sense of safety and of self.


  • Mya Byrne, singer-songwriter
  • Kathe Perez, creator of EVA app
  • Samuel Sennott, assistant professor of special education at Portland University
  • Bob Segalman, author “Against the Current, My Life with Cerebral Palsy”
  • April Bryant, UC Berkeley student
  • Hannah Simpson, Nika Jewell, Tela Love, 13th Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference, attendees.

Host: George Lavender

Producers: Andrew Stelzer, Laura Flynn, Jasmin Lopez

Contributing Producer: Meredith Talusan, Lateef McLeod

Special thanks to Saskia Maltz

This show features a segment produced by Lateef McLeod, Making Contact’s inaugural Community Storytelling Fellow. Read more about the fellowship here and read Lateef’s blog here.

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