Vocal Empowerment

Vocal Empowerment is characterized by reaching a state of comfort and ability with vocal expression that allows a one’s intended content to be expressed.  Vocal empowerment includes an inner belief that

(1) What one expresses vocally is worthwhile

(2) One owns one’s own voice

(3) One has the right of self-authorship.    

Embedded in this approach to vocal empowerment is a responsibility to using one’s voice for positive social change beyond one’s own life for the betterment of the larger community.

The 10 Characteristics of an Empowered Voice

Vocal Empowerment Resources


see lesson plans and examples of the "act on" activities that invite young women to use their voices in the world in new and creative ways 

Sample Lesson Plans

see samples of the 12 sessions for the vocal empowerment program