Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer in a feature by Hannah Magazine for an Editorial, sits pretty and stylish as she pens a letter to her 40 year-old Self.

The child star whose major break came at age 9, in the movie Akeelah and the Bee, now 23 wonders how she would look at 40. We think she would look fabulous. See the letter to herself here

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

Checkout her fabulous style shots below

Brand: Hannah Magazine |
Photographer: Travis Geter | @travisgeterphoto
Stylist: Rosco Spears | @roscospears
Makeup artist: Melanie Ervin | @makeupactivist
Hair: Melanesia Hunter | @melanietheprofessional