Take Five: Our Favourite Celebrity Letters to Their Younger Selves

Earlier this year, superstar British designer Victoria Beckham took to British VOGUE to pen an intimate letter to her 18-year-old self. It was indeed a powerful and moving letter that went viral and widely spread across all social media platforms. 

It must be said that whatever feelings or opinions that one have about the former Posh Spice, one can put those aside and concur that the letter was empowering - especially for the scores of young women who look up to Mrs Beckham as a role model. 

In the letter, the mother-of-four talks to her younger self and dispenses advice on how to survive a life in the spotlight – from body image and marriage to outlandish outfits. It was both touching and hilarious all at the same time. 

We love this quote:

There will also be down days and bad days. You will often be so busy that you will be in a different country every day. And being young and a bit silly, you’ll complain and sit in hotel rooms and moan about being tired. Go out and see the country where you are. Go to galleries, go to museums. Soak up the culture. You are lucky to be there. If you don’t join the Spice Girls, you might always be that insecure person in that little shell, and you will never become who you truly are.
— Victoria Beckham, as written in British VOGUE

To read the full letter, visit the British VOGUE site by clicking here.

So, what's the point of showcasing this letter in an issue so close to Valentine's Day, you may ask. It is because we must first learn to love ourselves and tell ourselves that we are enough. That one day, everything will work just the way it's supposed to be. 

And in the spirit of Valentine's Day and the notion of loving one's self, we've compiled some of our favourite celebrity "Dear Me" letters. 

We hope this will lift your spirits! 

1. Maya Angelou

The American poet and civil activist, Maya Angelou, was born Marguerite Anne Johnson

2. Oprah Winfrey

3. Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson is the American actress best known for her role in The X-Files. 

Seth Green