Knowledge, study, experience.
MARIELA ASTUDILLO, Speech Therapist
The Astudillo Method was created in 2005 by the speech therapist Mariela Astudillo. Since the creation of his thesis “La feminisation de la voix de la femme transsexuelle” he has not ceased to evolve his methodology in order to create an effective logopedic method of FEMINISATION OF THE VOICE and speech that could respond to a growing demand.
His methodology is based on laryngeal gymnastics, vocal and expressive emotionality, which seeks COHERENCE between the identity and personality of the patient, his/her voice and his/her way of expressing himself, regardless of his/her identity and gender. The Astudillo method defends every day the feminisation of the voice without resorting to surgical techniques of tonal augmentation, such as Wendler’s Glotoplasty.
The Astudillo Method can be applied to all types of patients:
– cisgender or transgender women with a healthy voice who want to achieve more femininity in the voice and in their way of speaking and who seek to find a coherence between their way of being and their way of expressing themselves,
– women whose voice has been aggravated by a disorder, a pathology or an injury at the level of the vocal cords or larynx,
– non-binary, bigender, transgender people… who wish to harmonise their way of speaking and exalt the femininity of their voices.
– transformist men and actors, comedians or other scenic professions also resort to this method to develop femininity in their voices.
In 2016, speech therapist Mariela Astudillo published the first Femivoz Guide, an introduction to the Astudillo Method aimed at both patients and health professionals. In March 2019, its translation in French was published.