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Eva Press Kit 2017–Transgender people find their voices with this mobile app.


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Transgender people find their voices with this mobile app.

March 30, 2017 · Denver, Colorado

From schools and healthcare to safety and identification, issues affecting transgender people are in the news every day.

Many transgender people struggle with expressing themselves as their true selves. One major hurdle in a successful gender transition is the individual’s voice, which does not easily express their gender identity without adequate, professional training.

Kathe Perez, of Exceptional Voice, Inc., with co-creator Annika Kappenstein offer the solution in an iOS app called Eva (Exceptional Voice App). Eva is a unique interactive voice-coaching program, and has been created for both transgender women (EvaF) and transgender men (EvaM). Luna, our new team member, is a three-time startup CTO and entrepreneur, and has been developing iOS apps for nearly a decade.

Eva’s unique voice training methodology consists of video-based instruction and practice, as well as several targeted self-guided exercises per lesson that use specifically designed visual tools to translate the individual’s voice output into an easily recognizable representation on the mobile screen. A series of visually interactive tools provide the user with a straightforward and playful learning experience.

Currently, Eva has over 10,000 users in more than 30 countries.

Eva consists of two iOS apps–EvaF for trans women wanting to feminize their voices and EvaM, our trans masculine voice program.

Eva’s Brand Ambassador program is designed to make the best use of our existing fans in order to spread the word about this life-enhancing program.

Kathe Perez,
Co-founder, Eva
Denver, Colorado

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Eva Press Kit 2017–Transgender people find their voices with this mobile app.

  1. 1. Digital Media Press Kit
  2. 2. Eva Giving Everyone a Voice 2
  3. 3. Legacy: Eva 1.0 (2014)
  4. 4. Eva 2.x (2015 – present; current version: 2.3)
  5. 5. About Eva Giving Everyone a Voice 5 Eva (Exceptional Voice App) is a self-guided voice-training program for iOS devices. Eva F provides voice feminization, and Eva M provides voice masculinization training. These coaching apps are highly developed systems to bring users to the voice that matches their gender identity and self-expression. Eva F is organized into three courses. These courses address the needs of transgender women from a beginner’s perspective to those who have made good progress with their voices, but want further improvement. Eva F users have the option of downloading a free sample lesson so they can experience the program before purchasing it. Currently, Eva F has 15 lessons in the first course (beginner’s level) for transgender women just beginning their voice training. Eva M, when completed, will have a single course of ten lessons. Currently, the Eva M app has five lessons available for trans masculine people training their voices.
  6. 6. About Eva Giving Everyone a Voice 6 Eva’s unique and engaging exercises provide immediate feedback with its built-in frequency tuner. Feedback is essential for any training program in guiding its users to maximum success. We are currently working on one of Eva’s real-time voice analysis tools, our groundbreaking Resonance Analyzer. It allows users to observe, and shift, the resonant frequencies (the overtones) to shape their voices. The other tools that are already available in the app are: • Pitch Tuner: measures and displays the pitch (frequency) of the voice • Pitch Tracker: displays a time-based snapshot of the pitch • Sound Pressure Level Meter: monitors the loudness of the voice • Metronome: for pacing of the speech • Voice Recorder: users can keep track of their progress.
  7. 7. About Eva Giving Everyone a Voice 7 Legacy: Eva 1.0 was initially released in 2013, wherein each lesson was its own app. Eva 2.0, which was released in 2015, had a major update. All individual lessons are now contained within a single app (EvaF or EvaM). Eva 1.0 apps will not migrate to Eva 2.0, but users can still work with those lessons outside of the 2.0 app. Important Compatibility Issues: Eva F and Eva M are available for iPhones and iPads that run iOS version 6 and higher. The current versions of Eva M and Eva F (2.3) are NOT compatible with iPad Pro, and iPhone models 4 / 4s or below are not supported.
  8. 8. 8 Conservative Estimates Suggest: Transgender People Represent 1% of the General Population or 70 million people worldwide
  9. 9. Eva in Use 9
  10. 10. Eva in Use 10
  11. 11. Rachel 11
  12. 12. Lilly
  13. 13. Eva In the News 13 Phone App Helps Transgende Users Change The Pitch of Their Voices Buzzfeed, August 25, 2014 Transgender people whose voice doesn't match their looks turn to new app CPR, August 25, 2014 How Transgender People Are Changing Their Voices WBUR, August 19, 2014 How Transgender People Change Their Voices KKFI, August 23, 2014
  14. 14. Eva In the News 14 Colorado speech pathologist helps transgender community find a voice to fit their gender identity ABC 7 · The Denver Channel, July 29, 2015 Louisville specialist helps transgender people with key part of transition — their voices Boulder Daily Camera, July 19, 2015 Eva: transgender voice-training app helps women and men talk the talk The Guardian, June 2, 2015
  15. 15. Eva In the News 15 How Trans People Find Their Voice Vice, January 17, 2017 Will Caitlyn Jenner Find Her True Voice? How Trans People Learn To Speak Anew The Daily Beast, August 4, 2015 How Transgender Women Are Training Their Voices to Sound More Feminine Smithsonian Magazine, December 15, 2015
  16. 16. Co-Founders / Co-Creators 16 Annika Kappenstein Having worked for two of the world’s largest brand-consulting firms, Interbrand and Landor Associates, as well as numerous small marketing communication firms and design studios, Annika provides an international perspective and brand-centered design experience of over 20 years. Her specialties include brand strategy, visual identity systems, UI/UX and web design, typography and print collateral. Annika holds an MFA in Communications Design from the Braunschweig University of Art in Germany. She teaches typography and typeface design at the Atlanta design and advertising school Portfolio Center. She is also a resident of Kashi Atlanta Urban Ashram, where she studies and teaches classical yoga and meditation as a registered yoga instructor. Kathe Perez Kathe Perez is an internationally recognized expert in the care and training of the human voice. She is the founder and president of Exceptional Voice, Inc. and co-founder and co-creator of Eva–the world’s first voice training mobile app for transgender people. As a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Kathe has been working in the field since 1986. She has been providing transgender voice training for the TG community for years and has helped thousands gain confidence in the way they speak. Kathe presents at TG conferences around the United States informing and demonstrating voice training techniques and exercises.
  17. 17. Redefining the way people learn. KathePerez, MA, CCC-SLP PO Box 271086 · Louisville, CO USA 80027 866-4-MY-VOICE · (720) 708-0713