find (one's) voice

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find (one's) voice

1. To find one's distinctive style or vision of artistic expression. I think this is your best story yet, Betsy—you've really found your voice as a writer. It takes time to find your voice, but I'm confident you'll get there by the end of our photography class.
2. To regain the ability to speak, especially after something frightening or startling has happened. It took him a minute, but Pete found his voice again after we startled him at his surprise party.
See also: find, voice

find your ˈvoice/ˈtongue

(informal) finally be able to speak after being too nervous or shy to do so: He sat silent through the first half of the meeting before he found his tongue.
See also: find, tongue, voice
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I hear a lot of people speaking about girls' empowerment and women's empowerment you will hear people saying they are helping women find their voices.
Alex's accident brings her into Joanie's life, and the two end up teaching one another how to find their voices again.
Singers can be given assistance to find their voices and then can join in the choir's concerts, which include the Lions Concert in June, the Concert on the Hill in July, a potential charity concert in the summer and their Town Hall concert in September.
camcorders, voice recorders, digital cameras, PowerPoint) to find their voices in transition and IEP planning meetings.
we need to listen, so that others can find their voices, too.
For Lovely Umayam, WriteGirl - a high-school program that helps teenage girls find their voices through mentoring by female writers - has opened a kaleidoscope-like window of opportunity to her.
My relatives are only one example of the many immigrants who have come to this democratic country over the last couple centuries to enjoy the freedom to find their voices.
The sacrifices each generation made has paved a smoother road for the next generation, so they too could live with the privileges provided by democracy--so they too could find their voices.
The first, 'Voices and Choices', presents six programs (in areas that include the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and Zambia) designed to provide strategies for traditionally disenfranchised minorities (children and youth, sex workers, cancer patients, those with HIV-AIDS) to recognize their human rights and to then become a participant in decisions that affect them--in other words, to find their voices and thereby make informed choices.
Feminist theology has not only helped women find their voices and recover their stories, it is calling the church to recover the feminine face of God.
My hope is that local organizations - activist networks, Americans United chapters and others - will spring up in other states, helping the oppressed and victims of Religious Right attacks find their voices.
The Montana Human Rights Network seems to be working on all of them: bringing in speakers, publishing reports on homegrown issues, working with academic institutions, writing letters to the editor, calling in to radio talk shows, getting young people involved in the issues that really matter and doing myriad other things that make it easier for others to find their voice.
We believe that the powerful combination of information technology and the resources of the Internet can help patients find their voices and can help their families find the support they so urgently need.
What's interesting is that I hear a lot of people saying, when talking about girls' empowerment and women as well, you'll often hear people saying, 'You're helping them find their voices,'" Markle said at the Royal Foundation event on Wednesday in London.
Nearly all new television shows go through a maturing process, when the characters, and the writers, find their voices, but few of the dramas introduced this fall have struggled to define a more complex personality than ``Michael Hayes,'' which stars David Caruso in his return to television after three years of trying to build a movie career.