We traveled to London’s Southbank Centre to conduct What’s Underneath interviews as an open call in a public setting. We weren’t sure what to expect, but eager participants stepped up to share their stories as an audience accumulated. Watch six women strip down and open up in our first ever Open Call.
“I’ve watched all these women on your channel for so many years. So I decided to do it, and just be brave.” Content to move through the world at her own pace and with her own priorities, Nadia is a singular millennial, rejecting the constant noise of social media and content to nurture friendships offline. When she started suffering from debilitating anxiety attacks, experiencing up to 11 a day, the guilt she felt for having them even though nothing in particular was wrong plunged her into depression. But her struggles have helped her to see her freest self. In a telling example of her attitude toward forging personal connections, she came back the next day after her interview to bring us an incredibly beautiful handwritten and hand-illustrated note thanking us for the experience in a way that makes all of our efforts feel so completely worth it.
Video produced by Elisa, Lily, and Mona
Edited by Cassandra V.H. Peterson