Uzoma Obilor Writes A Letter To His Younger Self
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Uzoma Obilor Writes A Letter To His Younger Self

clock-circular-outlinePosted 1 Feb 2021

A Letter To My Younger Self is a new vertical dedicated to tackling connection in an increasingly disconnected world. Celebrating human curiosity, we explore the unspoken thoughts and experiences that have helped shape the identity of those around us, by asking one simple question: “if you could write a letter to your younger self, what would you say?”.

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Connection. What does it really mean to be connected as a Gen Z?

If you’d have asked us a year ago, back when going shopping didn’t require you to prove your humanity by clicking on pixelated fire hydrants, we’d probably have given you a (questionably) witty remark about connection being the love triangle between you, the gym and your protein intake. That, or your gym crush sending you a follow request on the 'gram after weeks of manifesting.

But, having sat by ourselves in a daily rotation of sweatpants for the past year - dropping memes into the GC, and trying to find yet another inventive way to say ‘hope you’re well’ on an email intro. Well, we guess you could say there’s no denying that connection suddenly seems a lot more than just online interactions.

It can be something as small as eye contact. It’s the familiarity of someone’s scent – their perfume, shampoo, or the family laundry detergent that clings to their clothes. Connection is a handshake, an embrace, a story, or even a conversation where we realise that we’re not actually alone in our routines, despite feeling solitary.

Connection, is what brings us together.

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Letter 1: Uzoma Obilor, Gymshark athlete and advocate for natural bodybuilding reflects back on his life, his family and the experiences that have helped shaped him to become the man he is today.

Listen To Uzoma's Letter:

Our stories not only shape our identity. They educate those who are willing to listen.

As you click play, take a moment to scroll through the image gallery below. You'll find a collection of childhood images provided by Uzoma that support each and every moment shared within his letter.

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If you could write a letter to your younger self, would it be a handbook on survival - filled with wit and sarcasm? Or would the words illustrate how the adversity you faced later became the experience you needed to face the world?

You may not believe it, but from your story, others will learn. You've opened new doors that talk about the reality of life in a way that others may not have imagined existed.

Our stories not only shape our identity. They educate those who are willing to listen.

What would your letter say?

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