Episode 4: Julia is driven, married, runs a business and has had chronic vaginal pain during intercourse for the last 5 years. She can’t seem to get a doctor to take her seriously and her husband thinks they just aren’t trying hard enough to fix this ‘problem of hers’.
The I Hear You web series 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 front-lines of primary care.
Content Warning: This show contains topics of sexual health and depicts nudity and implied sexual acts in some of the episodes.
Trigger Warning: This show contains references and content in some of the episodes around the following topics: sexual assault, postpartum depression, body shaming, post-traumatic stress disorder and abortion.
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.