Man of My Words


Hane Lee

Hane Lee


Man of My Words is a wearable self-feedback voice changer for women to challenge internalized sexism. The experience is designed in two parts:

Auditory The electronic part of the device consists of a Bluetooth microphone and earbuds. When the female user speaks into the microphone, her voice is altered into a male voice and returned through the earbuds. By giving the perception of speaking in a male voice, this device is intended to  break the association that the users have between themselves, their female, "weak" voice, and lack of authority.

Visual The top hat and a fake mustache, apart from their functional purpose of holding the microphone, were designed to create a more immersive, satirical experience. This device aims to more easily approach a serious social issue through comfortable humor.

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