Hillary is currently completing her Bachelor of Social Work at McGill University, hoping to continue on to her Master degree after. When she lived in Toronto, she volunteered and worked at an alternative youth and family counselling organization with Dr. Karyn Gordon. Since moving to Montreal, she has completed an internship at Head and Hands, and has now been involved with AlterHeros for almost two years! She am now doing an internship at the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation center, working with families of young children with hearing impairments and developmental delays.
Being a part of the outreach team at AlterHeros has given me the chance to explore a wide variety of topics and connect with the queer community a bit more. I had a lot of emotional support growing up and was supported in whatever choices I made. I love being involved with Tell the Experts because it enables me to be able to connect with individuals who might be looking for that kind of support for themselves. Growing up, exploring and questioning yourself, and coming out can be difficult and sometimes scary, and I am thrilled to be able to help as many people as possible to make this journey an easier one.
By the sounds of your question is seems that you are feeling quite overwhelmed and that you might perhaps be ready to explore some parts of yourself that have confused you for some time now. I want to start by highlighting how much strength it takes ... Read more.
It takes a lot of strength and courage to share your feelings with your friends and parents. It's really great and impressive that you were brave enough to do this. It sounds like your friends are a great support to you! It is important to surround yourself with people ... Read more.
From what I understand you are confused by the fact that you can be sexually aroused by both male and female bodies (this has been happening to varying degrees over your lifetime), but you do not want to have sex with women. Now you are wondering if this means ... Read more.
Hi Nad, thanks for writing to Alterheros with your question!
I understand your confusion about your sexuality and your desire to figure it all out! I think that it is wonderful and important that you aren't particularly bothered by what the answer' might be, and that from what I understand, you ... Read more.
Hi Marco, thanks for coming to Alterheros with your question!
First of all, congratulations on coming out! Although it might seem difficult right now, I hope you remain happy with your decision.
I'm wondering what exactly it is that you are feeling guilty about. You mention that your parents are ... Read more.
Hi Andrew, thank you for writing to us with your question.
I can't tell through your question whether or not you consider yourself to be a transgendered person, or not. For the purposes of answering your question though, I will be assuming that you do consider yourself to be transgendered. Just ... Read more.
Hi Jess, thanks for coming to Alterheros with your question.
I understand that you are frustrated about your relationship with your friend and trying to find out whether she reciprocates the feelings that you have for her. I will assume that you are more or less ok with your own feelings ... Read more.
Hi Bayar, thanks for coming to Alterheros with your question. I hope I
can provide you with some help.
First of all I want to congratulate you for finding the strength and
courage to come online and search for help and support. I'm sure it is
not easy for you to find any kind ... Read more.
Hi Stella, thanks for coming to us with your question.
I understand that you are feeling lost and stressed about the prospect of starting a romantic relationship with someone who is not only a friend, but also a woman. This combined with the fact that you are going through a tough ... Read more.
Hi Tori, thanks for writing to Alterheros with your question!
I understand that it can be stressful when you realize that your feelings for someone are more than friendly. You might start to wonder all sorts of things like if and how you should tell them, will they feel the same ... Read more.
Parles-en aux experts is a project of the nonprofit organization AlterHeros, which aims the heathly development of all individuals regarding with their sexual orientation, gender identity and sexuality. We are based in Montreal, Canada.