Keke Palmer Pens Open Letter to Her Future Self


Keke Palmer for Hannah Magazine

Actress Keke Palmer is looking pretty snazzy in her latest photoshoot for Hannah magazine. The 23-year old former Scream Queens star donned a variety of looks for their yearly Future Perfect feature, which includes an open letter the multi-talented performer writes to her future 40-year old self.

Via Instagram, Keke said she enjoyed being tasked with giving advice to her future self. “Once you’re older and have a bit of experience, you’re usually asked ‘what would you say to your younger?’ So being asked to do just the opposite was a bit of a challenge, but one I enjoyed nonetheless.”

Citing self-love, faith and perseverance as keys to her success, Keke went on to encourage her fans to live out their dreams now. “Do it. Whatever the IT is, don’t let anxiety or fear of failure keep from making the impossible possible. I’m living proof that anything can happen if you have true faith in yourself.”

Feel free to check out Keke’s entire open letter to herself below.

Dear Lauren,

Knowing how we do, you are probably living a life completely different from the one I’m living now. I wonder how you look at 40 years old. Who am I kidding, you probably look just the same—you know Black don’t crack! But seriously, one thing about us is that we are always evolving. Knowing that we are not a finished product is something important to us at 23 years old, so I hope at 40 you are still finding new ways to express yourself. In fact, that’s what I’m working on now—building our identity capital so you can live your best life and express yourself to the fullest. 23 I want you to know that these times we’re having now are great, but everything passes, the good and the bad. Don’t hold on too tight to anything, especially youth. I hope you’re learning to not take things personally and transmute your sensitivity into opportunities to learn more about yourself. I hope you remember all the times that you thought you were going through the worst you could ever go through. And I also hope you remember that you always got through it. Make the best decisions you can and trust that God got you girl. Because you know He’s never led us astray. I love you.

xoxo Keke