Aayla |
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Hi! I'm here because I believe everyone matters, and everyone deserves to be listened and supported. So if you need to talk, I'm here! 
Number of Ratings: 94
Number of Reviews: 56
Listens to Over 18
Languages English, Italian
Listener Since Jun 30, 2017
Last Active in last week
Gender Female
Progress Path Step 659
Cheers 44,568
People Helped 163
Chats 819
Group Support Chats 0
Listener Group Chats 4
Forum Posts 95
Forum Upvotes 102
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LGBTQ+
Feedback & Reviews
Despite being in completely different time zones, she always takes the time to talk to me when she is able and offers great advice.
was really open to the conversation topic
Thank you for taking my call, I really needed this conversation today. You've been very helpful and generous with your time.
She was so accommodating and gave me loads of resources and reassurance
Understanding and listening. Straight forward and to the point, but still in a kind and relaxed manner. She assisted me a lot with my current dilemma, and gave great advice!
An amasing listener and really good with the LGBTQ topic. They are friendly, compationate, empathetic, and awesome. They ask the right questions . They are great and very proffetional and helpful .
They are kind and really want to help. A sefless person.
She was really nice and really helpful x
Very helpfull and kind, thank you very much
great listener and helpful
very helpful
Awesome :)
thank you
nice and informative
Very nice but professional person, listens kindly and always has a piece of advice. Thank you for being here! :3
She was great and really put things in perspective for me.
thanks
You are really professional !
Amazing listener, caring and empathetic. Helped me deal with something no listener did before.
wonderful
Helpful Indeed.
She is giving me the enough time to tell her everything and she didn't make feel like a burden . Thank you for your listening and help I appreciate the time you are spending to help others❤
Such an amazing person.. she helped me a lot to feel better of myself and get along with the topic.
Very patient and professional.
Incredibly helpful and understanding.
I highly recommend speaking with her. Throughout our conversation, she was a great listener and also very attentive. The advice that I received was extremely helpful and it allowed me to change my perspective on my current issue. Thank you for your help! I’m truly grateful.
L'amica che tutti meritano di avere
She is a Great Listener.
Worked absolute wonders!
Wonderful person to talk to, compassionate and understanding, willing to talk about the problem. I appreciate it greatly, especially since I have no one close to talk about my issue.
Awesome!
Thank you so much.
Wonderful talking to her
She is absolutely wonderful!
I am glad someone like you is a listener on 7cups.
Aayla was absolutely phenomenal. I had a very complex situation to deal with and he/she was extremely insightful about how I could deal with things on a more personal level. Can't believe I actually got this level of help in such a short period of time. Thank you Aayla!
A wonderful listener, made me feel validated. I felt that I could trust them with my problem, and was able to work through things seamlessly.
very understanding
Really good listener.
Wonderful person... She has really listened to me and "read" me completely, giving me a new perspective and a start point to deal with my distress... Thank you so much!
Good
Aayla was great and was super encouraging
Lovely listener.
Great at giving advice!
Good listener
An amazing listener, one of those who truly listen and help you. Chatting with them has been very helpful!
A good listener. Give a wise advice. Brilliant.
Very helpful
A lovely supportive human being who made me think and showed great compassion
Best listener I have come across on 7 cups
Really helpful. She helped me think through my problems and find reasonable solutions,Gave me advice and how to follow my heart, Life changer. Very insightful. Very kind. Very helpful. Very easy to talk to. Just amazing. Thank you.
Amazing! Thank you so much for everything :)
Very kind and courteous feels like I'm talking to a family member
Really lovely and helpful. She helped me think through my problems and find reasonable solutions. Cannot praise her enough.
Pretty spot on told me what I needed to hear
Helpful and understanding . Gave me advice and how to follow my heart to make amends in old friendships
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Questions Answered
Is staying in the closet forever a bad thing?
August 27th, 2018 8:15pm
How can I support my friend who is transgender?
June 10th, 2019 9:48am
What is the difference between sex and gender?
June 19th, 2018 10:22pm
I don't want the same things other people do. Is there something wrong with me? Am I broken?
August 13th, 2018 11:28pm
Is it really ok to be different or do people just say that to make you feel better about yourself?
May 20th, 2019 11:03pm
How have you dealt with biphobia and bi erasure within the LGBTQ community?
April 23rd, 2019 10:08am
Sexual attraction: What's the difference between romantic attraction and sexual attraction?
May 22nd, 2019 12:02am
How can I accept the fact that I'm a bisexual and not have it change my life?
July 4th, 2017 12:03am
Am I bisexual or am I lesbian?
June 17th, 2019 7:51pm
Is asexuality considered to be in the LGBTQ community?
August 22nd, 2017 11:46am
I know what I identify with but no one aknowledges it, how can I explain to my friends and family my sexual orientation?
June 11th, 2019 10:05pm
Are you gay by birth or is it something you develop?
July 1st, 2019 1:22am
Can I be attracted to a gender but not in a sexual way? Like I want to be with them but not have sex with them?
July 17th, 2018 9:14pm
How do you meet other members of the LGBTQ community in real life?
June 18th, 2019 10:00am
What's the best way to help your family understand your lifestyle?
June 11th, 2019 10:05am
Why cant we just live in a world where everyone is treated as a human, regardless of sexuality?
June 17th, 2019 7:44pm
Is it normal to not know who you actually are 100% till your an adult?
July 3rd, 2017 11:59pm
Are lesbians less likely to date a bisexual girl?
June 11th, 2019 9:55pm
What if there is no label that defines me?
July 3rd, 2017 7:51pm
How do you know if your bisexual?
July 1st, 2017 8:54pm
Will I learn to deal with the scrutiny I receive for my orientation?
June 14th, 2019 8:35am
Why is it that I am not allowed to be who I am, when others are?
June 17th, 2019 12:35pm
How can I be a great advocate for the trans community as a cisgender individual?
July 1st, 2019 12:57am
What are some ways to navigate a romantic (non-sexual) relationship in such a sex-obsessed culture? Sometimes it's hard to avoid anxiety, stress, or feeling "fake."
June 18th, 2019 9:56am
I don't really identify as a girl, but I don't identify as a boy either...what other genders are there?
May 20th, 2019 9:25pm
How can I be a good ally to the LGBTQ+ community?
July 3rd, 2017 7:31pm
How come that me being a sexual orientation that is not straight or gay or lesbian feel alienated within LGBTQ communitity? What can I do to feel more accepted?
June 18th, 2019 9:51am
Do I have to label myself?
June 10th, 2019 1:38pm
(This one is for asexuals.) Why don't I feel sexually attracted to anyone? Am I broken?
June 10th, 2019 7:58pm
It is normal to have feelings about the same gender?
July 3rd, 2017 7:42pm
Why do people think I'm different after they find out I'm bisexual? I'm still me.
July 1st, 2019 1:02am
What can I say to people that tell me that my sexuality can be "cured" or fixed?
July 2nd, 2019 10:17pm
Why do I have to tell my parents that I am queer but my straight friends do not have to tell their parents that they are straight?
June 17th, 2019 7:55pm
How can I tell if I am really ready to come out of the closet?
May 14th, 2019 5:52pm
My daughter is struggling with her sexual identity. Any advice on how to support her?
June 10th, 2019 6:22am
Why are so many people close-minded when it comes to LGBTQ individuals?
June 17th, 2019 8:06pm
Why is it so hard to figure out who I am, and who I want to be?
July 3rd, 2017 7:23pm
Why do fellow LGBT people not want to discuss about their sexuality when they are just as alone in this as me?
June 10th, 2019 8:11pm
Why does my gender/sexuality seem so complicated?
June 10th, 2019 12:49am
Just because I am bisexual doesnt mean I want to be with just anyone, how do I make that clear to my friends that tease me?
July 17th, 2018 9:10pm
What is the best way to come out to older relatives?
June 10th, 2019 9:43am
What does it mean to live authentically as an LGBTQ person?
May 13th, 2019 3:23pm
How do I come out as asexual without people thinking something must have happened (hormonal, trauma, etc) to me?
July 17th, 2018 9:20pm
How can I know for sure that this is who I am, and not just a "phase" like some people have said?
April 23rd, 2019 9:58am
Can someones romantic orientation and sexual orientation be very different (aromantic pansexual or asexual polyromantic) or do they have to go in hand (aromantic asexual, biromantic bisexual)?
June 10th, 2019 8:18pm
Would it be appropriate for me to tell people at work my sexual orientation?
July 1st, 2019 1:20am
Why am I attracted to people of the same gender?
July 2nd, 2019 8:58pm
I am very confused about my sexuality. How can I determine what my sexuality really is?
June 17th, 2019 1:07pm
How do I sort out 'who I am inside' from the socialization that society has tried to impose on me?
July 1st, 2019 1:00am
Is being gay or lesbian or bisexual a sin?
June 19th, 2018 10:28pm
What are asexuality and demisexuality? Do I need to put a label on my feelings?
June 10th, 2019 8:15pm
Can I really go on with my life even if my family doesn't accept what I am?
July 17th, 2018 9:03pm
Can gay people have stable romantic relationships?
August 20th, 2018 9:51am
Why do so many things have masculine or feminine connotations?
June 11th, 2019 10:20am
What does it mean when you aren't attracted to anyone but you don't want to be alone?
June 10th, 2019 1:42pm
I'm most definitely in women and I think I'm a lesbian, however, sex doesn't interest me in the slightest. What's wrong with me?
December 26th, 2017 8:41pm
Do I even need to identify myself on the LGBTQ spectre?
June 17th, 2019 1:28pm
I don't like sexual relationships at all. Is it wrong?
June 10th, 2019 2:16am
Why can't I feel comfortable publicly or openly loving who I love?
June 17th, 2019 1:02pm
Why do people assume that all bisexuals sleep with anyone that comes up to them?
August 20th, 2018 9:41am
Why is it easier to "come out" to someone I just met than to my friends of years?
August 13th, 2018 11:45pm
Why do I always feel like I am the wrong sexuality?
June 10th, 2019 6:29am
Is it okay to be confused around your sexuality?
June 10th, 2019 2:02am
How can i know for sure if im a lesbian or just bisexual?
June 10th, 2019 7:45pm
What is the difference between sex and gender identity?
July 3rd, 2017 7:53pm
Why does it feel like only certain types of LBGTQIAP+ people are accepted within the community?
June 10th, 2019 1:30pm
Do you have to come out to everyone?
August 20th, 2018 7:42pm
Does not coming out as bisexual mean that I'm ashamed of it even though I don't think I feel that way?
May 21st, 2019 11:40pm
How can I know if I won't regret sex change treatments?
June 10th, 2019 1:15am
Is it ok to not want to come out right now?
August 27th, 2018 8:26pm
How do you show your pride when you're constantly belittled or put down for your identity?
July 3rd, 2017 8:09pm
Is love between certain people more legitimate than love between other people?
June 11th, 2019 11:16pm
How can I stop being the 'me' other people think I am?
June 10th, 2019 1:19am
Why can't I just be "Normal"?
June 18th, 2019 7:31pm
Why are people questioning if being gay was a choice?
April 24th, 2018 7:48pm
How can I know if I'm bisexual if I had only one-gender experiences?
July 1st, 2019 12:50am
Can I know my sexual orientation without having any romantic or sexual experiences?
May 14th, 2019 4:43pm
How can I cope with my family not accepting me as being gay?
June 10th, 2019 7:51pm
What does it mean when you're demi? I never fully understood.
August 13th, 2018 11:50pm
Does everyone secretly despise LGBTs although many openly claim to accept and love it, including LGBT members and allies? Are there really people who see LGBT as of equal worth as heterosexuals?
July 1st, 2017 8:09pm
Is there any chats/groups/forums specifically for Transgender teens 18 and under?
July 2nd, 2019 9:02pm
Am I bisexual if I only get the urge to have sex with the same gender when I'm lonely?
July 3rd, 2017 8:02pm
I came out to my parents as transgender over six months ago, they have ignored it entirely. How can I gently bring up the subject again?
June 10th, 2019 12:43am
I am a male-to-female transgender but recently I have been feeling like I'm pretending when I am feminine and don't get upset when I am masculine... Is it possible that I'm not transgender after all?
June 17th, 2019 12:40pm
I'm not sure if I'm straight but I don't want to come out if I take it back in the future. What should I do?
June 17th, 2019 7:38pm
I've heard a fair amount of bad rep about bisexuals, often from people who've never even dated one. Why is there so much unfair judgement, especially from people of the LGTBQ+ community?
June 11th, 2019 11:19pm
Can be internalized homophobia the cause of anxiety ?
July 4th, 2017 12:09am
I would date both genders, but I only want sexual relations with one gender. Can someone please tell me what that is called?
June 18th, 2019 10:15am
So I think and feel that I'm bisexual but I don't want to label myself as bi because I'm only 17 and haven't really been in love yet, what should I do? Do I come out to/tell others if I'm not sure?
November 14th, 2017 11:13pm
I feel like a boy but sometimes I see myself as a girl. Am I really trans?
May 21st, 2019 11:51pm
How can I stop hating myself for being bisexual?
June 17th, 2019 8:17pm
I'm scare if I tell everyone that I'm gay. They will treat me differently and keep distance. Why am I gay?
August 20th, 2018 9:44am
I am female and attracted to women, but I have no desire to date or have sex with other women. What does this mean and am I still considered as bi?
August 13th, 2018 11:40pm
I am scared of coming out because I've assured people I am straight for years. How do I come out without disappointing people?
June 17th, 2019 7:48pm
I am sexually aroused by men but not women. Yet I am still attracted to women and can imagine a future with them but not men. What does this mean?
April 23rd, 2019 10:34am
Im attracted To only one person thats also a female. What does that make me?
June 18th, 2019 10:08am
Who should I come out to first? Family or friends?
July 2nd, 2019 10:25pm
is it easier to know your sexuality after having sex?
February 27th, 2018 11:23pm
How can I tell if Im bisexual or lesbian?
August 20th, 2018 7:25pm
I'm romantically attracted to males, but I think I'm sexually attracted to only females. I thought I was asexual, but now I'm not sure. Is this normal, or does it mean anything about my sexuality?
May 13th, 2019 3:38pm
What if called when you are both romantically and sexually attracted to women but I'm still romantically to men? I'm occasionally sexually attracted to men but only some days?
June 18th, 2019 10:12am
What do i identify myself with if im emotionally attracted to boys but physically and emotionally attracted to girls?
May 20th, 2019 10:56pm
Is being bisexual a sin? Also, if anybody knows, my other bi friend likes me and I like her. Should we go for it?
May 20th, 2019 9:18pm
I rather have sex with a girl rather than a boy but I still think guys are cute or whatever i don’t understand what I am... what do I do?
June 17th, 2019 12:58pm
I had a bad experience coming out as bisexual to my mom so I've put off exploring that part of myself for years. Now I have no idea where to start. How do you begin when you're late to the party?
June 11th, 2019 9:38pm
I like the idea of being gay, it just gives me a rush, but I'm a girl and i like guys but don't really like girls, i don't know what this is or how to deal with it. Can anyone help?
June 18th, 2019 10:04am
How do I tell my family and friends I'm asexual?
August 27th, 2018 7:38pm
If i used to like boys, but now only girls what am i?
May 14th, 2019 5:45pm
So I'm a girl. I've had fantasized about both genders and possibly had crushes on both. I also though one of my bi friends was flirting with me and then tried to flirt and wanted to date. Am I bi?
July 1st, 2019 1:04am
I am a girl who wants to be a boy but my dad hates women and physically, sexually, and emotionally abused me into hating women and myself. Should I listen to my wanting to be trans or not?
May 13th, 2019 3:30pm
my daughter thinks she might be bi-sexual. She is only 11. How can I help her?
May 13th, 2019 12:13am
Am I gay if I am attracted to someone who is the same sex?
July 1st, 2019 12:54am
Is being gay something you have to know early or is it possible to find out your gay after 20?
June 10th, 2019 1:52am
How do you write a coming out letter to your parents? (Transgender)
June 10th, 2019 2:06am
My boyfriend just told me he thinks he’s bisexual. That he’s attracted to dicks but doesn’t really know what that means. I’m 23 and we’ve been sexual for 10 years on off. How do I understand this?
June 10th, 2019 1:24am
I am romantically attracted to men but sexually attracted to women. I am in love with a guy but am not sexually attracted to him. What do I do?
July 2nd, 2019 9:09pm
I don’t feel the emotion of liking people in a romantic way. Is there something wrong with me?
June 10th, 2019 6:38am
I'm a girl and I'm bisexual but everyone starts to tease me and say I'm a lesbian what am I supposed to respond to them?
August 27th, 2018 8:08pm
After coming out as gay, did anyone else start to second guess their sexuality?
June 10th, 2019 1:10am
i'm sexually attracted to men and women. but i'm only romantically attracted to men. what am i?
August 27th, 2018 7:31pm
My parents accept gays but i still can't come out?
June 17th, 2019 12:17pm
i know i def like boys, but i’ve had sex dreams w girls and i don’t mind the thought of it or dating a girl. i’ve never had a crush on a girl tho. am i just looking too much into it?
April 23rd, 2019 9:51am
Do you recommend coming out to a teacher before your parents?
June 10th, 2019 1:35pm
I've finally come to terms with my sexuality (lesbian) but I don't know how to find my gender identity. I like boy clothes but it still feels so wrong to be masculine. Any tips?
April 23rd, 2019 10:17am
I recently lost a pregnancy. I know I’m not a cis female but lately it’s made my issues with that get out of control. Could I be trans or could the increased hatred of my body be from pregnancy loss?
June 17th, 2019 12:30pm
Why am I gay god said that man should marry women ?
June 10th, 2019 8:05pm
23 years old and confused am I bisexual?
April 24th, 2018 7:55pm
I'm bisexual and my straight boyfriend isn't homophobic when it comes to anyone else but me. He wants to try to fix it but he doesn't know how and i don't know what to tell him. Please help? :(
June 10th, 2019 1:03am
What should I say when someone comes out to me as LGBTQ+?
June 14th, 2019 8:40am
How can I show my support to my trans friends? Emotionally? I am very supportive of them, however I know that they are going through a a lot, but I want to off more than “love you” or “I’m here”
June 17th, 2019 12:46pm
How do I know if I’m gay?
June 17th, 2019 12:22pm
I think Im asexual but i dont know what kind. I do not experience sexual attraction and I feel no need for a romantic relationship, but I still notice if someone of any gender is cute, help?
May 20th, 2019 10:31pm
I'm bisexual and my straight boyfriend isn't homophobic when it comes to anyone else but me. He wants to try to fix being upset about things but he doesn't know how and i don't know what to tell him?
May 21st, 2019 11:45pm
I always thought I was straight.. never questioned it (I'm 21). But I met a girl who I'm pretty sure I have a crush on. What are the odds I'm bi if she's the first girl I've thought of like that?
June 10th, 2019 1:59am
I’m afraid of my parents being to supportive when i come out, I’m afraid they will look at me diffent even though they fully support lgbtq rights?
June 10th, 2019 1:06am
am i gay if i can only get off on lesbian porn? p.s. ive identified as straight my whole life (help!)
April 23rd, 2019 9:27am
I think that I am bisexual, but i have never had a crush on a girl. How should I think about my sexuality?
May 20th, 2019 10:42pm
I’m 13 and I know I like boys. I could only ever picture myself marrying a man. Does thinking a girl is pretty make me bi?
May 20th, 2019 10:51pm
Im confused about my sexuality. Im attracted to guys but Ive never had a crush on them or anyone tbh. Girls are pretty too, but I don't think want to have sex with them (or anyone as for now). Help??
August 27th, 2018 7:58pm
I like sex but I don’t like relationships, Is this ok?
May 20th, 2019 10:37pm
Is being Heterosexual/romantic panaesthetic a thing? sexually and romantically attracted to the opposite gender but aesthetically attracted to all. Is this correct?
June 17th, 2019 12:12pm
boys give me a lot of anxiety, but i still find them attractive. girls are attractive to me but i dont notice them they way i do about boys. what the heck does all of this mean?
June 10th, 2019 12:35am
Im bisexual and I'm more sexually attracted to girls then I am guys, theres only been a few times that I've been sexually attracted to a guy. What does this mean?
August 13th, 2018 11:33pm
Am I too young to know my sexuality? I think I'm bisexual but my mom thinks I'm too young to know for sure and that I won't end up being bi when I'm older.
June 17th, 2019 1:26pm
I’m attracted to a girl at my work, but I’ve always been attracted to men my whole life. What’s different this time?
August 27th, 2018 8:22pm
How to tell your parents that your bisexual if your younger?
June 10th, 2019 12:27am
I feel sexual attraction towards women, but I always picture sex with men. I don't know if it is because that's what I was trained to think, or if I am actually attracted to men. Can someone help?
August 27th, 2018 7:49pm
It is possible for me to like girls one day and guys the next, but rarely at the same time?
June 11th, 2019 9:53pm
How or should i confess my bisexuality to my Gf when i know she may not approve?
June 17th, 2019 8:09pm
Do i deserve to be bullied? I'm trans and I'm starting to feel like terfs are right about me.
July 1st, 2019 1:18am
I’m a 19 year old guy. I’ve been 100% straight all my life but Out of no where for the last month it feels like my sexuality has changed to gay. What’s going on? I want my opposite sex attraction back
June 17th, 2019 8:03pm
Can you be asexual and still like dirty fanfition?
July 1st, 2019 1:12am
How can I find other LGBT+ teens?
June 11th, 2019 9:28pm
What is my sexuality if my boyfriend is transgender (ftm) and I am sexually attracted to him but I am not attracted to females?
June 11th, 2019 10:11am
I'm pretty sure I'm bisexual, but I love this girl not in a sexual manner. Is it possible to be sexually attracted to males but romantically attracted to females?
June 10th, 2019 6:33am
What do you call a man that is attracted to women and feminine transgenders?
June 10th, 2019 1:52pm
I'm not a girl and I'm not a boy. I know who I am and what am. I don't feel comfortable being either gender. What do I do now?
May 21st, 2019 11:55pm
My mom doesn't accept me for me. I am bisexual but she's so christian. How can I get her to understand who I am without the religion included?
April 24th, 2019 5:14pm