Representation in voice over continues to progress, moving toward better serving underrepresented communities of artists, but changes for the better often take longer to become the norm than is ideal. Trans and non-binary actors face various challenges with both finding work in the industry and in what is expected of them in the booth.
Kayleigh McKee finds her expansive range serves her well, allowing her to comfortably portray a wide spectrum of vocal qualities, from feminine to masculine voicing, which is a boon for a voice actor. Providing the voice for the first non-binary character in Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone and their warm reception from fans has been important and fulfilling for Kayleigh, who wants her work to help trans and non-binary feel better represented and more welcomed in society at large.
Much of the work to be done to better serve trans and non-binary voice actors is that of greater inclusivity in casting processes and of more reasonable expectations from directors when it comes to the work in the booth. We’re making progress, but we still have a way to go. Read more on this from Kayleigh’s perspective through the link below.
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