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Today's guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn (see end of post for bio). Students sometimes hesitate to take on multimodal projects because they place them in the category of “creativity.” When asked, they often assert that they do not consider themselves “creative” and feel that these efforts come from an entirely
Podcast recommendation! Fresh Air’s From Upspeak to Vocal Fry: Are We Policing Young Women’s Voices?
If you’re interested in vocal patterns, communication trends, and gender issues, I encourage you to listen to this episode of Fresh Air with Terry Gross. The podcast explores the changes in speech patterns in women, particularly focused on young women. It defines “vocal fry” and “upspeak,” giving examples of each. I