ACTRESS AND singer Keke Palmer will release her inspirational memoir in October, it has been announced.
I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice, which also doubles up as a self-help guide is described as a “sometimes serious, often hilarious and always inspiring guide that encourages young women to live a life full of ownership and confidence”.
It is told through Keke’s own struggles with the challenges all young women grapple with, from love and heartbreak to self-identity and family.
The 22-year-old told The Hollywood Reporter she wanted to write more than just a memoir.
“The first idea to share it through a book was more about just ‘my life,’ like a memoir, and that didn’t really excite me. It took me years to get outside of myself, and in that process I realized there was more use for those experiences than just to grow myself,” the actress said.
She added: “The truth is that I’m no more special than you — surprise surprise! I want to be a part of my generation in a way where I am constantly reminding them of how possible it is to live our dreams. It doesn’t mean that you have to be born with a charmed life, it means that it’s what YOU make of it. After they know my “uncut” story, so to speak, I hope that they can see how many similarities we have. Therefore, there’s nothing separating them from accomplishing their goals, just as I didn’t let anything stop me from accomplishing mine. It’s about the inner-hero we all have.”