Speak From Your Vagina

Elissa Weinzimmer

Voice and Presence Coach

In this interview, we cover:

  • How Elissa losing her voice helped her reclaim it
  • Elocution: The racist nuances of vocal coaching (and how to combat that)
  • What it really means to have an accent
  • “What if there’s no right way to speak? There’s just what is most effective or helpful for the given situation.”
  • “When we tell someone there’s a right or wrong way of speaking and they make a ‘mistake,’ there can be a shutdown that occurs - and that incurs trauma. I don’t like to teach like that.” - on coaching aspiring speakers
  • How to speak from your vagina, regardless of your gender!
  • Decolonizing our bodies through our voice
  • Reclaiming our hips for our own pleasure
  • Balancing our feminine and masculine energies
  • Elissa's book release


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 Elissa Weinzimmer is a vocal health educator, presence coach, and the founder of Voice Body Connection. After suddenly losing her own voice at age 21, Elissa stopped performing and began studying the mechanics of voice. Over time she developed a unique, concrete approach to coaching that empowers performers, leaders, and speakers to optimize their voices and share them more authentically and powerfully.
In addition to teaching voice, Elissa is also the founder of Fembodiment, a movement of facilitated women's circles to embody feminine energy. Fembodiment (formerly called "Speak From Your Vagina") circles have been held throughout the United States in homes and recovery clinics.
Elissa holds an MFA in Theatre Voice Pedagogy from the University of Alberta and a BA from the University of Southern California. She is certified in Fitzmaurice Voicework® and Hatha yoga, and is completing Somatic Movement Educator Training in Body-Mind Centering. In 2014, Elissa was the recipient of the Clyde Vinson Award for Excellence from the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.
Elissa recently launched the "How To Speak Your Truth" podcast. She is based in New York City, where she is also working on her first book.



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