Miss Kitty graduates tomorrow
Miss Kitty will graduate from the University of the West Indies, Mona, on Friday, November 2, with first class honours in Law. The popular and versatile media personality has been named valedictorian and will speak on behalf of the faculties of Law and Social Sciences.
Her valedictory address is themed “On the Cusp of Greatness.
“I really want to give insight into the essence of school life — the impediments, the difficult times faced by students; not being able to pay fees and surviving on a meagre and modest budget ... the sleeping in the library and the discipline and sacrifice it takes to cross the rubicon,” she said.
Miss Kitty said that juggling school and work was no easy feat.
“I had to cut out most, if not all of my leisure time,” she said. “I can remember that I had a show in Barbados on a Sunday and a criminal law exam the following Tuesday. I flew to Barbados on Saturday, did the show on Sunday, flew back to Jamaica on Monday and did the exam on Tuesday. I had to study on the plane, in my hotel room and in a little corner on the floor of the airport. I had to pass my exams and I had to earn to continue funding my education,” she said.
In an earlier interview with THE STAR, Miss Kitty said that she was determined to be an inspiration to other persons, particularly women.
"As a female in media and by extension dancehall, I wanted to be a living, breathing example that you can be in the industry and achieve educational success. The common notion is that women in entertainment tend to sleep their way to the top. Miss Kitty has proven that you don't have to. You can live off of what's between your ears and not what's between your legs," she said.
"I'm on the most popular entertainment show, Magnum (Kings and Queens of Dancehall) and I wanted to show my versatility, adaptability, drive, ambition and motivate others. Miss Kitty is not just talk, so when I say beauty and brain, it's not an empty slogan! I inspire by doing."