I Hear You is a non-conforming medical drama about a group of gender oppressed folks including women & non-binary people, 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.
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.
Content Warning: This show contains topics of sexual health and depicts nudity and implied sexual acts.
Trigger Warning: This show contains references and content around the following topics: sexual assault, postpartum depression, body shaming, post-traumatic stress disorder and abortions.
Land Acknowledgement: The I Hear You series was filmed in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
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.
Listen to the first episode below!