For YouTuber Gaby Dunn, the pressure to be successful at a young age had her pushing herself to work around the clock. Growing up with an alcoholic parent and shouldering responsibility for her younger sister, accomplishments became a cry for attention. “I had my first article in The New York Times Magazine when I was twenty-three, and I was obsessed with that. I’d just walk around and be like, ‘I’m only twenty-three and I wrote for the Times.’ I didn’t even remember what it was about,” she admits. No longer chasing empty markers of achievement, Gaby is embracing the winding journey of her life, including in her partnership with bestie Just Between Us co-star Allison Raskin, an open relationship with her boyfriend and taking the time to slow down and eat lunch despite her robust and demanding career.
Filmed in 2016 and previously hosted exclusively on Fullscreen’s subscription platform, this fall we are thrilled to re-release eight episodes of The What’s Underneath Project on our YouTube channel, free and accessible to all.