Suzanne holds a bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Arizona State University in 2001 with a Minor in Religious Studies. She also completed another Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Thompson Rivers University in 2010. Suzanne also participated in two workshops through La Clé des champs, a community-based mental health support organization for people suffering from anxiety disorders.
I am interested in being a part of Tell the Experts because I like the thought of being able to help people in some way. I know the struggles I went through and an organization such as this would have been wonderful to have had available.
Dealing with your sexual identity at such a young age can be difficult for you, your family and your friends. Family often think it can’t happen to them. Friends can be okay with it one day, then not on another.
You should be proud that you are ... Read more.
You say you have been with the same girlfriend for a while now. How long is that to you? Some people might think that 6 months is a long time, others might say 2 years.
You want to know if you are still considered a lesbian if you ... Read more.
First off you are by far not inferior, and not not grown up, due to your inexperience. I promise you are not the first to be in a situation like the one you are in, or at least similar to it.
Many times men that are more in ... Read more.
Sounds like you have a lot going on. I can understand why you are confused, frustrated, and questioning.
I don't believe anyone wants to be perceived as vulnerable, whether they are male or female. I think that most people are happier to be seen as strong, and ... Read more.
It sounds like you are in a frustrating position and I can understand why you feel the way you do. I don't think you are mad at all. There are many possible explanations for what you are going through. Having a long term girlfriend that ... Read more.
Seems like you have a lot going on. You say that you have always been attracted to men, but the sight of a penis repulses you.
What is it about men that you are attracted to? Are you attracted to men in a sexual way? Being repulsed by ... Read more.
It is tough to figure out what other people are thinking. It can be even harder to interpret their actions.
You mentioned that you are bisexual. Do your friends know this? This girl might be nervous or curious. Being a teenager is a tough time. Perhaps this ... Read more.
It seems like your Mom is trying, which is a good thing. It can be hard for parents, not because they don't love you or don't want you to be happy. Mainly it is difficult because they worry. The fact that she is open enough is a ... Read more.
Pansexuality could be considered a broader category. Generally those who identify as pansexual are not attracted to an individual's gender. It seems to be more personality oriented, or character attributes-based. It is sometimes considered a variation on bi-sexuality, since the two have so much in common.
Differentiating the two could be ... Read more.
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I understand that going to an all girls school can limit the interaction you experience between other boys of your age. Do any of the immediate friends you mention have any brothers close in age that you get along with ... 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.