Synopsis

I Hear You is a non-conforming medical drama about a group of women – cis, trans, femme, non-binary, young, old, able-bodied, disabled – who each struggle with sexual health issues, and the newly graduated doctor who believes she can help them as they all navigate the frustrations of the Western medical system and their own personal limitations to find hope and help on the other side.

Story

I Hear You follows the life of Dr. Alyssa Hartt, a newly graduated family medicine doctor who is eager to be starting her own practice and finally have the chance to move beyond the confines of her strict Western medicine training to create a truly integrative practice.  Her dream has always been to combine her beliefs in the holistic view of Eastern health and practical necessity of Western medical training to support women’s sexual health.

But the burnout from six years of medical school and residency has left its mark on Alyssa, and she struggles to find her own balance and wavering beliefs as she juggles the complexity of managing a full-time practice. With each prescription she writes, complex patient she is unable to diagnose, and increasing push back from her colleagues about her methods she is forced to question her ability to truly support the women who come, desperate for someone to hear them, and help them.

Doctor Alyssa Hart, the main character of I Hear You

Watch

The digital series called “I Hear You” is part of the Telefilm Talent to Watch program.  It is a non-conforming, feminist medical drama that follows the lives of a group of women – cis, trans, femme, non-binary, young, old, able-bodied, disabled – who each struggle with sexual health issues. From postpartum depression to chronic pelvic pain and painful sex, to seniors with STDs, we are cracking open the taboo around women’s sexual health and the medical crises that women are silently facing on the frontlines of primary care.

It's Time to Listen

By conducting hundreds of hours of interviews with women from all walks of life, we are in the process of creating a show that represents a wide-variety of people, and a wide-variety of social issues. There are many alarming statistics regarding women’s health and well-being.

Consent

Consent

Only 1 in 3 Canadians understand what sexual consent means
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Mental Health

Mental Health

In Grade 6, 36% of girls say they are self-confident, but by Grade 10 this has plummeted to only 14%
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inclusiveness

inclusiveness

70% of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals have faced serious discrimination in a healthcare setting
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Resources

Resources

Women with disabilities receive less screening time for breast and cervical cancer than women without disabilities. This is impacted mostly by accessibility and often by financial strain
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Podcast

Breaking down the taboos of women’s sexual health. Each episode of I Hear You podcast is a moderated group discussion among our host Bryde MacLean (Turn Me On podcast) sexual health experts, advocates, and women. We have created a safe space for honest discussion to address women’s concerns.