GIRL NEXT DOOR: Being who she wants to be
“I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for something I’m not.” The words of 18-year-old Barbados Community College student Katasha Nicholas, now finishing courses for her degree at the Barbados Community College, with plans to be an interpreter with a head for business “living somewhere in Europe”.
“I can be close to the hub of fashion if I am over there. I think fashion is art and they live it,” she explained.
Katasha will enter the University of the West Indies (UWI) next September to study French in the hope of being able to parlay that degree into a job somewhere on the European continent.
“I want to see the world beyond Barbados. I have very clear goals and I think people should think big, think beyond the Caribbean, even.”
Katasha wanted to study for her degree in Europe but it was too costly. “So I chose UWI but after that I still want to travel. I think you should always reach for the stars. If you fall, you can still land on a cloud.”