"speak text" no longer available on iPadOS 16.1?

I use an iPad mini 6 for writing and I use “speak text” to read it back to me because that’s a thing that writers do, and it works. When the update happened to iPadOS 16.1 (not 16), this option simply dissapeared. I can’t find anything on this anywhere or anyone else experiencing it but I’ve tried toggling literally everything and I can’t figure it out. Am I crazy or did they bork “speak text” when they were fixing dication?