Caught between the rock of high school graduation and the hard place of adulthood, a young woman takes a break from education to learn more about herself. Her addictions to attention lead her to publishing her experiences about sharing her body through the popular blog “Undiscovered Gyrl.” It is through the communication with complete strangers that she can spill her deepest secrets and problems while maintaining her image for friends and family.
Katie Kampenfelt, my heart goes out to you. Here is a young woman whose desires were not organically created. She is the end result of a horrific chain of events that robbed her of a normal childhood, which she always seems to be chasing. For her, every move is another attempt to gratify, and really quiet the demons of the past. The worst part is that she seemed to be a victim of location, really lacking people who would give her moral guidance.
Undiscovered Gyrl is a testament to the lost art of opening up and listening. Many have been in Katie’s position, and that’s what makes it so sad.