To end 2023, we are celebrating the wonderful Ms Anthea Kay!
Hailing from the island of Paama, Anthea’s kind personality and outward humor can be felt the minute you meet her.
With years of experience in different fields of work, Anthea shows us how far you can go with a little determination and a whole lot of eagerness to learn new things.
She is Sista’s Finance and Admin Officer and we’re so happy we get to celebrate her to end this year!
Anthea lives by the quote, “I am who I am, not who you think I am, not what you want me to be. I am Me.”
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Anthea S Kay
32 years old
Where are you from?
Tell us about your family.
The family I grew up with consists of my two brothers and my sister – and of course my parents, though they have unfortunately passed away.
In 1012, I started my very own little family with my partner, Ray. We have a son, Tyrese, who is now 12 years old.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Any hobbies?
I am very much a home body, so my weekends involve me, in my safe space at home, watching a good TV series or movie.
Do you work?
I’ve worked in many different fields of work, which has been a great learning experience for me as I’ve also made many friends along the way. I currently work as the Finance and Admin Officer at Sista.
What is a quote that you live by?
“I am who I am, not who you think I am, not what you want me to be. I am Me.” – Brigitte Nicole.
How would you describe your style?
Simple and comfortable. I dress for myself, and I know what I look good in.
Who influences your style?
I don’t really have anyone who influences my style but if I see something I like I will most definitely buy it or have it made for me to wear.
What beauty products do you use?
I use coconut oil for my hair and body. I also use Nivea Lotion, Kris hand body lotion- Cocoa Care for my skin.
Any fashion tips?
Wear what makes you feel comfortable!
What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
Loyal, Strong, and Outgoing.
What’s the most difficult thing you’ve had to face?
The loss of both my parents.
Losing my parents meant that I lost the two people who loved me unconditionally, who were my biggest supporters, and who occupied the greatest space in my life. Being the youngest sibling in my family, it also meant losing my safe place.
What does being a woman mean to you?
Being a woman means being unapologetically myself. Women are all unique and that’s the beauty of it.
What does being a Ni-Vanuatu mean to you?
Being a Ni-Vanuatu means being resilient!
What is something you love about yourself?
I love that I can find humor in everything I experience. It doesn’t matter what the experience is, I will always find a way to laugh and be present in the moment.
What is one thing you wish you could tell your younger self?
I wish I could tell young Anthea to learn to be more patient.
What is your biggest fear?
Losing those who are close and dear to me. Yes, it is inevitable, but it is my biggest fear.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
I do not have any academic accomplishments, but I am proud of how much I have accomplished in my career. Through experience and my willingness to learn it has brought me a long way.
Photographer: Chloe Molou
Nails: Mesika’s Beauty
Assistant: Sharon Nicholls
Location: Namba Tu
This article was originally published in the December, 2023 edition of the Vanuatu Daily Post’s Life and Style magazine.
We are proud partners with VDP and Sista’s time to implement this project which is covered by CARE Vanuatu.